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A neuronormativity of "manipulative"

This post is difficult for me to write for a number of reasons. Chief among them is my worry not to step on others’ toes, to argue for things that, in conditions that cannot yet occur to me from my own base of knowledge, are patently untrue and harmful. 2,048 more words

Internal Experiences

Black Mirror's "San Junipero" is an ableist dystopia in disguise

Since Black Mirror’s October 21 release, people have been going wild about it. In particular, lesbian, bi, and queer women have been rejoicing about the episode “San Junipero,” the story of a lesbian and a bi woman who meet, flirt, and fall in love. 1,596 more words

The REAL problem with 'inspiration porn'.

Another little dose of honesty here. In disability activist circles there is much talk of ‘inspiration porn‘ (the late great Stella Young had a TED talk about it that went viral) – the inspirational memes that proliferated online and in viral emails (back in the day) that feature images of disabled adults, teenagers or children doing some everyday activity… 378 more words

TPPP Episode 17 : Invisible No More

Welcome to another episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! In the pre-ramble I talk about the shooting death of Joe McKnight and how the murderer was treated with kid gloves by the authorities. 248 more words


Accessibility and the need to address ableism

I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed the other day, like any other student to pass the time, and came across a video from VICE News Canada that a friend shared on his timeline. 1,453 more words

Public Sociology

Loving call-out of #ableism from @PhantomOpera. #PhantomoftheOpera

So a week or so ago, while reading through my Twitter feed, I came across the following tweet from the official Phantom twitter, @PhantomOpera, which represents the show worldwide (although the London, Broadway and U.S. 1,561 more words


Autistic Unemployment: False Solutions and the Tech Industry Narrative

A Response to the WIRED Article “Autistic People Can Solve Our Cybersecurity Crisis” by Kevin Pelphrey

I have a familial connection who used to work for a medical technology company. 686 more words