There’s a toxic belief permeating all levels of society: that disabled lives are worth less than able ones. In just the last couple of days there has been a political candidate calling for compulsory abortion of fetuses that test positive for genetic conditions such as cerebral palsy, and a columnist in a national (UK) daily newspaper using the phrase “remedial-level dipshit” to describe children with developmental delays. 617 more words
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Another quick round-up of news across a few different areas:
In the workplace, Brighton SolFed are reporting another victory against a wage-stealing pub, and… 524 more words
Before our trip even started we got fucked over briskly and efficiently by almost everyone who had the opportunity.
Let’s go back to the beginning. A few months ago, in the early planning stages of our trip to Boston, Hannah and I discussed how we were going to get there. 937 more words
This post is inspired by some stories I have read on one of my favorite blogs, whatdoyoudodear. The blogger, Mary Evelyn, who is the mother of Simeon with spina bifida, has had some very inspiring guest posts in the series called “Mothers and Daughters” where people have talked about their childhood experiences with disability. 2,360 more words