Posts Tagged Disability Rights

Weekly Feminist Reader

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on anti-LGBT bullying.

We need to talk about disability and feminism.

High schools are trying restorative justice to keep kids from dropping out.

On the “safe kind of brown.”

An open letter to gay men about women’s consent.

Oh no! The poor, poor sexually abusive colleges!

What’s a city Indian?

A female writer responds to Vice‘s recent spread fetishizing other female writers’ suicides.

We are the 15%.

What if fatness is part of human biodiversity?

On ...

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question.

Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh.

It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem.

Donate to Transgender Studies Quarterly.

Jessica writes about #FBrape as a potential feminist tipping point at The Nation.

A letter to the President on the anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder.

Bye, Bachmann.

A victim of the New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting will celebrate his 11th birthday in style.

Could you use support on the anniversary of your assault?

TV loves dead teenage girls.

Do Disney Princess movies pass the Bechdel test?

“What does it say about pride parade events that lesbians ...

Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question.

Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh.

It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem.

Donate to Transgender Studies Quarterly.

Jessica writes ...

Guest post: Something I really don’t like thinking about

A few months ago, I wrote a post for Love Your Body Day that struck some commenters as flaunting my own privilege. I discussed the matter with a few of those commenters outside of the comment section and thanked them for assuming that I had good intentions but for holding me accountable. Now, one of them, a woman named Emily Sanford Sullivan, has started her own blog. Emily has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. She lives in Berlin, where she writes and speaks about disability and equality, and today, she brings us this guest post.

What’s easier?  Sticking up for your own rights, or someone else’s?  When you argue on behalf of a minority you don’t ...

A few months ago, I wrote a post for Love Your Body Day that struck some commenters as flaunting my own privilege. I discussed the matter with a few of those commenters outside of the comment ...

New documentary explores the relationship between people with disabilities and their aides

About two years ago we were honored to publish a great post by Eva Sweeney on why she supports people with physical disabilities speaking up and taking action on their own behalf. Eva writes regular accounts of  her daily life with Cerebral Palsy on her blog “The Deal with Disability,” and she has just made a new documentary called “Respect: The Joy of Aides”, which explores the relationship between people with disabilities and their aides. Spoiler alert: it looks phenomenal and important. Eva writes of her latest project:

“Being in the disabled community myself, and seeing how some people treat and interact with their aides, made me want to show the more positive side of having aides and being an aide. I have ...

About two years ago we were honored to publish a great post by Eva Sweeney on why she supports people with physical disabilities speaking up and taking action on their own behalf. Eva writes regular accounts ...

What We Missed

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A physical altercation (and possible police brutality) occurred at a Westchester, NY amusement park when a group of Muslim women there to celebrate the end of Ramadan were told they had to remove their hijabs to go on rides.

Some of the highest paid CEOs in the U.S. were paid more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax.

Dr. Frederick A. Fay, one of the most prominent disability rights activists in the country, has passed away.

Chloe discusses why she only dates pro-choice dudes.

Watch a college student go to town on Rick Santorum for his attacks on marriage equality.

Feminists for Choice talk about going off birth ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoSMjfeK9ug&feature=player_embedded

A physical altercation (and possible police brutality) occurred at a Westchester, NY amusement park when a group of Muslim women there to celebrate the end of Ramadan were told they had to remove their ...

Florida governor makes severe cuts to programs for people with disabilities

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott made the order of extreme cuts to the budget for programs that assist tens of thousands of folks with developmental disabilities:

Though a range of state services face cuts from this year’s Legislature, the governor invoked his emergency powers to order the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities to immediately roll back payments to group homes and social workers by 15 percent — an amount providers say could put them out of business and threaten their clients’ safety.

“lt’s not like, ‘Gee, does this mean I have to skip a vacation this year?'” said Amy Van Bergen, executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida. ...

Last week, Florida Governor Rick Scott made the order of extreme cuts to the budget for programs that assist tens of thousands of folks with developmental disabilities:

Though a range of state services face cuts from ...

What We Missed

A new study finds that a 24-day regimen on The Pill (that specifically has drospirenone, a type of progestin) may be more effective in preventing pregnancy than your standard 21-day cycle.

The LA Sheriff’s office received 100 hours of video footage of disabled women being sexual assaulted.

New research shows that women with PhDs in science who become mothers have less of a chance of entering a tenure-track position, and those that are in one are still 27 percent less likely than men with children to receive tenure. Family-friendly policies, anyone?

Another popular feminist blog, Feminists with Disabilities (FWD), has closed up shop. Sigh.

A new study finds that a 24-day regimen on The Pill (that specifically has drospirenone, a type of progestin) may be more effective in preventing pregnancy than your standard 21-day cycle.

The LA Sheriff’s office

In remembrance of poet and activist Laura Hershey

Laura Hershey, a poet and disability rights activist passed away this weekend.

I had the great fortune of getting to know Laura this summer when we both participated in a writer’s retreat hosted by the Lambda Literary Foundation. I wish our paths had crossed sooner. She was a talented poet, passionate activist, mother and partner.

Laura was featured on Feministing in 2007, in an interiew by Celina.

Here is an excerpt from that interview:

What do you think are some common stereotypes of people living with disabilities?

I think the main thing is that people think of [one’s disability] as a private little problem, a tragedy. They don’t think it has anything to do with the world.

People with disabilities ...

Laura Hershey, a poet and disability rights activist passed away this weekend.

I had the great fortune of getting to know Laura this summer when we both participated in a writer’s retreat hosted by the Lambda ...

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