“Feminism means not judging women’s choices” “Body positivity means celebrating people loving their bodies” These are positive, uplifting quotes. Based on celebrating and raising up others, emphasising individuals happiness, because don’t we all want to live in a happier society? Of course we do.. so why are they sometimes controversial? In my opinion it is… Read More Individuality vs Societal change
I’m actually too annoyed to write properly. Basically everyone is saying things like, “IDS grows a conscience” or “When your budget is too immoral for IDS..”, and the thing is, he hasn’t grown a conscience, he doesn’t think the cuts were immoral, and he’s said so clearly in that resignation letter.
If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll have seen this already. There is a hashtag about Ableist speech and attitudes, it’s full of quotes that have been said to disabled people, as well as more generalised examples of how disabled people are treated.
Unsurprisingly this quote from Liz Kendall has been upsetting lots of people, mostly over the use of the word “ordinary”. Understandably people are pissed off at “ordinary” being the contrast to disabled, as if disabled is unnatural or even freakish. I also dislike it, however I think there is a bigger problem in that sentence,… Read More “We must support the disabled, but we must support ordinary people as well”
I need to vent, especially if those exit polls are accurate. I have nothing to drink here so I’m hoping typing angrily will help instead. So.. hard working people…
If you’ve been living in a cave and have somehow missed it all, today is the UK General Election, so I went out and cast my vote today. Did you know that at the last general election 9.1m women didn’t vote? And in the last five years women have been disproportionately hit by the austerity cuts?… Read More #GE2015, #greenwhitepurple and the women’s vote
This blog is in aid of Blogging Against Disablism Day. You can find some really fantastic blogs covering all sorts of issues related to disability here, and it’s also worth following both @BADDtweets and #badd2014. According to our loving government all their cuts are being put in place to help us all in to work.… Read More Employ me? Work and disability hurdles
Actually, maybe you would, but only if I claimed the aliens had told me that I could live a life of glamour and excess on benefits. Never mind that it simply wouldn’t, if I believe it to be the case then you’d report it right? And report it as proof of the benefits system being… Read More If I told you I’d seen aliens would you give me a front page Daily Express?