Newsweek tells a tragic tale of an Autistic child bullied with a gun. Three arrested in the incident. I hope they throw the proverbial book at them. I got off on a bit of tangent on weight and bullying, but it ties back. I swear.
I have been reading quite a bit on human rights and disability both in the media and in philosophy, and I am appalled at the power the label “disability” has alleviated human beings of their agency and their rights. Human rights are defined universally by the UN with specific charters for women and the disabled. I … Read more
A social justice mural was vandalized in less than 24 hours after it was painted on the 12th of this month in Gainesville, Florida. “It was shocking because Gainesville is a very friendly, open, groovy, inclusive town,” Shirley Lasseter, member of the Gainesville/Ocala chapter of Women’s March Florida, told CNN. And the rest of the country thought, … Read more
With the exception of her lovely fantasy world and her terminal vanity, I identified completely with Anne with an E. I see Vanity Fair is having a fit over the reworking of the story, but I just adore her. Her battle to survive and be accepted feels so much like my normal. Including her understandable PTSD, … Read more