|trouble (trouble) wrote,|
@ 2011-03-14 10:50 am UTC
|Entry tags:||disability, modern-day eugenics movement is alive &|
Awesome Road Trip Plan!!! Let's all get together at the end of May and go to historic downtown Fredericton! We could check out the archives, and do whatever else it is to do in Fredericton, and then go to the Labour History Workshop! It'll be so much fun! There's simultaneous translation from both French & English! They will feed us! It'll be awesome! C'mon, the Fandom Con Goers can't have all the fun with their FogCon and their WisCon and their WhateverCon! Historians of the world Unite! We could call it LabourHistoryCon!
Filed under "Yes, there's a modern-day eugenics movement" (because I'm still irritated about that whole conversation, so expect this to become a Thing):
Shannon Barber at Junk: Cracked
“Mizz Barr-Berr, take these and come back when you are ready.”
I was ready, I was twenty-one goddamn years old, people had been looking at my cervix since I was thirteen, and I had mammograms before. I had gone all alone to get HIV tests and full STD panels. I was so ready to-
Then I realized that supposedly I was a crack addict, prostitute and deadbeat Mom who had aborted countless hordes of fetuses. The pamphlets were for Narcotics Anonymous and there was one on sterilization. I left and sat at a bus stop trying to process what had just gone on.
A Bee Of A Certain Age: If Only Those Poor People Would Stop Breeding (via @challywrites on that twitter thing I miss hanging out on)
And I am revolted by the wealthly, well-educated, well-resourced people who wrote the Welfare Working Group’s final report suggesting that all would be well in this country if only the poor people stopped breeding.
It turns out that the key to decreasing the size of the world’s population is not forcing people to use contraceptives, or to have just one child, but to educate and empower women. Ensure that women are educated, ensure that they have the resources and capability to build lives for themselves, and can sustain themselves and their children, and in time, the population will drop. The process is so well known that we have a name for it: "demographic transition."
Filed under "Disability 101: Service Animal Etiquette"
Andrea at Manor of Mixed Blessings: Service Dog Etiquette for Dog Lovers
Unfortunately there’s no way for me to let people down gently because the only safe answer is “No, there is never an appropriate time to ask to pet a working dog.” There’s a lot of reasons for this, and I’ll detail them below from my own experience using Beowulf (in dog-accessible places since his Public Access Skills aren’t up to snuff for things like restaurants and grocery stores and other REALLY HIGH-DISTRACTION areas) and Sid’s training outing.
I got the best spam contact on LJ today from someone on Facebook offering me the opportunity to try and sell Canadians on expat insurance or something, I don't even know. I'm so happy that Livejournal has made it possible for such people to contact me! /sarcasm