Archive for September, 2011

addendum

28Sep11

Just as an addition to the last post, from this Guardian UK article about the abuse disabled people face: “The really serious cases catch the headlines. But what about the constant drip, drip, nag, nag of the so-called ‘low-level’ harassment that many disabled people face on a daily basis? It ruins their lives. They don’t […]


Trigger warning: This post contains references to sexual assault, degrading comments about people with disabilities, and my own personal desire to hit certain people with blunt objects. (Disclaimer to the authorities: I will not actually hit people with blunt objects, but just write about it in a cathartic way.) I’m sitting in a coffee shop […]


Retraction

28Sep11

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. –Winston Churchill Over a year ago, I made this post about the word retarded and why I used it.  In all but one way, I stand by everything I said in that post.  I hate […]