Not learning anything new does not show a lack of discipline. It only shows that your discipline is deployed elsewhere.
I'll say it here and now. If you're not taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously, if you're not staying home, if you're not social distancing - you scare the hell out of me.
So, about Quaden Bayles. And no, I don't mean the conspiracy theory that he's an 18 year old actor. If you believe that given all the evidence to the contrary, I have nothing to say to you and no time for you either. I want to talk about bullying, disabled childhood, social media and privacy. … Continue reading Quaden, Consent and Bullies.
It's deeply sad that I have to write this, but it seems in the light of recent events - we need to talk about eugenics... Yesterday, the biologist, author and human controversy magnet Richard Dawkins once again put his foot firmly into his mouth, and made many secular humanists like me want to reflexively shout "Not … Continue reading Eugenics, Debate, and Dawkins
Anger has been one of the things that has driven my writing. Anger at a body that so often is not allowed or does not fit into our society, anger at having to deal with rampant, ableist microaggressions - and subsequent anger at these being excused for reasons of ignorance. Anger at having nobody to … Continue reading Anger Revisited
Disability is staggeringly diverse, but the internet is a place where common shared experiences or ableism in it's wide array of flavours can be investigated and called out, and bring disabled people together in a way that few other theatres can.
One of the perils of being in a transatlantic long distance relationship, is that it means you have to fly across an ocean to see each other. This means having to engage with airlines and airports. As a disabled person, this can mean several things can often rise - the regularity of equipment breakages, your … Continue reading Tears In Schiphol