Author Archives: ladycrookback

Emotive Language from the Emotionless and Heartless

Assuming it isn’t yet illegal to have an opinion I’d just like to have one. I hope the usual gossips about my “unreasonably angry behaviour” a.k.a having an opinion as a disabled person make themselves useful and pass on my … Continue reading

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“Nameless, faceless and formless”. The Deliberately or Inadvertently Silencing in Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation

“Spicer warns that it is very likely that vulnerable adults are abused across the UK, and rightly calls for an urgent review of sex exploitation laws to tackle this difficult area. Authorities should also learn from Newcastle’s work in ensuring … Continue reading

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Language, Disability and Feminism

I invite you to think about the Independent’s use of ‘idiot’ in a headline about disablism. Then there’s this failure to call out ableism and sanism. Yes… “sanism” is a thing. Clymer wrote to one who woman questioned his editorial … Continue reading

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Eugenics, Murder and “Emotional Labour” After Tragic Events

A couple of British disability writers just drew all my thoughts together in 10 seconds flat on something called “emotional labour”. Emotional labour is when it takes coaurage and energy even to think about putting a background together on a … Continue reading

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Disability “Work and Health Programme” Mental Illness, Autism, Learning Disability and Musculoskeletal Issues: MY side of the ‘Work and Health ‘Conversation’:

The expectation is always that we have all had the support younger generations get and in some cases the younger generation is assumed to have had the support we were given which has since been cut or become much harder … Continue reading

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Really POLITICAL: What Disablist Language Tells Us About How Much People REALLY Know About What Makes Disability “Real”

MP for Norfolk, George Freeman has labelled recent tribunal rulings on benefit decisions  “bizarre” and claimed that tribunal decisions now mean benefits are being given to “people who are taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety.” Well, yes, quite … Continue reading

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You’re All Right, Am I? Propaganda: Shooting Ourselves in the Statistics.

Born able bods can be funny folk.    Chronically sick people particularly the newly  ex-able bodied person horribly over-estimates the level of benefit fraud. You’d almost think that able bodied people and disabled people have different ways of looking at … Continue reading

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