Author Archives: ladycrookback

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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Bi-ing Me, Be-ing You: Visi BI lity. Blog for Bi Visibility Day 2016

(Note: due to only writing this morning this is the rough draft of the rambling and often medication and brain tumour-muddled brain of a cis bisexual disabled activist who isn’t always too good with words. If I have unintentionally erased … Continue reading

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Disability and Bisexuality

Bisexuals have activism and exposure. and online forums and Facebook groups like “BiNet USA,”and in the UK [….]  magazines and e-zines like  ‘Biscuit’, magazines like  Bi Community News, and events like BiTopia BiCon  and bi media in general, work against … Continue reading

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