Posts Tagged Disability Rights

College students and abortion rights activists hold signs during a rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The demonstrators are urging an easing of strict limits on abortion that prompted massive protests but were overwhelmingly approved last session. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas’ SB25 Co-Opts Disability Rights to Restrict Autonomy, And I’m Not Buying It

This month, the Texas state legislature advanced an anti-abortion bill that co-opts disability rights to further restricts a patient’s right to choose. The law is awful, but the issue is complicated by the fact that it’s not just people from the conservative right who have used disability rights as a political football – the abortion rights movement has done this, too.

This month, the Texas state legislature advanced an anti-abortion bill that co-opts disability rights to further restricts a patient’s right to choose. The law is awful, but the issue is complicated by the fact that it’s not just ...

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Quick Hit: Addressing sexual violence against students with disabilities

At this point, the fact that schools mishandle sexual violence against students is sort of old news. But Azmat Khan just published powerful investigative piece at Al Jazeera America about harassment and abuse of students with disabilities, who are both particularly vulnerable to these abuses and too-often ignored.

At this point, the fact that schools mishandle sexual violence against students is sort of old news. But Azmat Khan just published powerful investigative piece at Al Jazeera America about harassment and abuse of students with disabilities, who ...

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The Feministing Five: Elsa S. Henry

Elsa S. Henry is the creator of the fantastic blog “Feminist Sonar,” a feminist scholar, disability rights activist, and burlesque historian. Her writing is sharp and personable as she shares her views on disabled feminism, gaming culture, and beyond. If you haven’t already, bookmark her blog!

Elsa S. Henry is the creator of the fantastic blog “Feminist Sonar,” a feminist scholar, disability rights activist, and burlesque historian. Her writing is sharp and personable as she shares ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

We need to give Title IX teeth.

And how will the Department of Ed hold colleges accountable?

Coming face to face with racism in our friends, families, and ourselves.

Whitney Lee, a transg woman incarcerated in Ohio, is fighting for medical accsss.

We need to give Title IX teeth.

And how will the Department of Ed hold colleges accountable?

Coming face to face with racism in our friends, families, and ourselves.

Whitney Lee, a transg woman ...

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