Book Review: Sinner by Christopher Graves is too Misogynistic to Bother
In this book review for Sinner by Christopher Graves, I look at the misogyny, casual ableism, and religious fervor that renders the book somewhat unreadable.
Book Review: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine
I love books that are suspenseful. I have a high tolerance for what I can endure when I am reading, so when a book purports to be about the wife of a serial killer who is on the run to protect herself and her kids, I expect to be enthralled! The synopsis for Killman Creek […]
Please Stop Comparing Disabled Mimicry to Blackface
Disabled Black folks say that comparing blackface and disabled mimicry harms them, and we should listen.
Trump’s Budget and the AHCA will Greatly Harm Disabled Folks
The budget that Trump is proposing, and replacing the ACA with the AHCA, will both lead to many disabled people being put in nursing homes or they will end up dead.
Defiant Lives is Essential Viewing, Though Flawed
The disability rights movement changed my life. I have been benefiting from legislation fought for by disabled activists who came before me since I was a young child. Like Mike Ervin and various other activists, I am a former poster brat, a kid pimped out for profit by the machine that was MDA, While still […]
Dear Pam – A Letter on Mother’s Day
Dear Pam, It’s Mother’s Day. This is a day I once felt great pain over, but now I feel indifference. When was the last time we talked on a Mother’s Day? 2003 perhaps? It’s been years. I should have written this letter years ago, but I am not sure I had the maturity, tact, or […]
The Disablist Nature of Desiring Perfection in Gattaca
Society has always looked down on those who are different. It is not hard to imagine a world where we have tried to eradicate every type of difference. History actually shows that we have, and continue to do so. While the United States fights over allowing those with differences to have basic rights, one difference […]
Call to Action on Split, the new film by M. Night Shyamalan:
Split debuts in theaters across the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain on January 20! 1. Write a blog post highlighting the problems with the ableism in the trailer for Split. Address the portrayal, and/or the cripping up by James McAvoy. You might want to highlight the dangers of treating people with DID like they are […]
SPLIT Offers the Worst in Disability – Disabled Mimicry & Mental Health Stigma
I have watched many films that feature disability and disabled characters in some form or another, and what I have learned is that if the trailer is ableist, there is a HUGE chance the entire film is embedded with ableism, as well. Ableism hurts the disability community. One of the worst offenders of ableism is […]
As a Trans Masculine Person Touched Inappropriately by an Adult Male When I was 13, I Find Trump Triggering
When I was 13, I was assaulted by someone associated with my family, and Donald Trump reminds me a lot of him.