Category Archives: not your teachable moment

Oh if only it were true…

Perhaps the pharma companies could look into this? Just think of the profit they could make. Not to mention how fabulous we would all be!

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Lost in Translation

Again, how those of us with disabilities get portrayed by the media… Comedian Margaret Cho raised eyebrows several weeks ago when she made a statement on a FOX News show about “not wanting a retard baby.” Granted, she did apologize … Continue reading

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Not Your Social Experiment

I’ve learned over the years that there are certain keywords people use that tell me the conversation is not going to end well. One of those is the phrase “social experiment.” Invariably, it means some sort of elaborate scam carried … Continue reading

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Pretty Pretty Princess Redeux – SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 3.19 OF GLEE (PROM-ASAURUS)

I’m beginning to think I can just do a weekly Glee rant for this blog. Because, once again, it fails miserably at disability issues. If you recall, I had already predicted that Quinn would walk again, because the pretty popular … Continue reading

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Pretty Pretty Princess – SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 3.15 (BIG BROTHER) OF GLEE

Once again, I am side-eyeing Glee for it’s abysmal portrayal of visible disabilities. In this corner, we have Quinn. She came back from her teen pregnancy ready to finish out her senior year in style as captain of the cheerleaders, … Continue reading

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Oranges and Buicks

I categorically do not understand the idea that pain and/or disability is some sort of competition as to who has it worse. I once had somebody tell me that they understood my condition because they had rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and … Continue reading

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The Girl With the Anime Hair

Several years ago, I had a job where, right in the HR manual, it said “no unnatural hair color.” Which seemed odd to me, as I never went to any of the trade shows or came in contact with any … Continue reading

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