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Rally Against Discrimination at Harvard on March 31

On March 31, scores of workers and students rallied in support of fired HU employees Nassim Kerkache, Paul Casey and Judy Davis. We picketed, chanted and spoke out, directly outside Pres Drew Faust’s office. 68 more words

Picket Rally Demonstration IWW Wobbly Ableism Racism Discrimination

"Most depression is just sadness": why the faking rhetoric hurts

Hi amigos. I haven’t written in a while because of the mounting pressure of exams, dissertation and essays. Also, I’ve been lying low because this is an especially bad time to be mentally ill in Britain. 820 more words

Ableism

"If you want an Oscar, they give those for supporting roles."

TRIGGER WARNING: ableism, racism, white entitlement, transphobia

OK, so YOU ALL.

I have had a radical shift in thinking. A radical shift that is also a continuation of the path I’ve been wandering, a fitting in of a puzzle piece that was waiting to be placed there. 884 more words

Transphobia

Internalized Audism

Content note: ableism, audism, communication access, disability rights, ADA, institutionalized oppression

Back in February, Congressman Glenn Grothman, R-WI, encouraged his constituents to pry into the lives of citizens on government assistance. 801 more words

Education

When I say, "I can't"

… I mean that I can’t. Whatever it is, I am absolutely incapable of doing it.

There’s this thing that happens, for me, since the seizures actually started having an impact. 327 more words

Accountability

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, And Words Can Bring Back the Trauma: Some Thoughts on Trigger Warnings.

There is no such thing as a safe space. I learnt that when I perused the ‘attending’ list of an event billed as such and saw the name of a person who had abused me there.  1,390 more words

Feminism