Articles about 'disability'

All singing, all dancing, all rather toxic

D H Kelly enjoys the brilliant comic songs in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but is disappointed by the show’s treatment of mental ill health and its reliance on toxic heteronormative romantic messages

D H Kelly // 25 March 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

The F-Word stage blog: November 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in November

Lissy Lovett // 8 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Unsexy women: Love, sex and marginalised bodies

In a culture which categorises some groups of women as unattractive, D H Kelly explores how this has an effect far beyond whether or not we find love or get laid

D H Kelly // 8 July 2016

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Racism, Sex and Relationships

No, we can’t

Molly Arthurs, our guest blogger for May, explains why women who can’t do everything can be feminists too

Molly Arthurs // 6 May 2016

Categories: Blog

We need to avoid disablism when we talk about abortion

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly argues that it's possible to support a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy without undermining the dignity of disabled people

D H Kelly // 1 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Being a feminist parent of a disabled child

Being a feminist parent of a disabled child reminded Jill about the importance of choice

Guest Blogger // 21 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Is it time for gender neutral toilets?

Gender segregated toilets are something we take for granted, but D H Kelly argues that gender neutral public toilets might be better for everyone

D H Kelly // 28 March 2016

Categories: Blog

An interview with actor Amy Conachan: “I couldn’t be more excited to tour with Wendy Hoose again”

Lissy Lovett interviews the actor Amy Conachan about about disability, accessible theatre and Tinder

Lissy Lovett // 15 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

The problem with Kylie Jenner’s photo shoot is not about looking sexy in a wheelchair

A photo shoot in a US magazine sparks controversy over featuring Kylie Jenner using a wheelchair. D H Kelly examines the disablism of both this image and in much of the criticism

D H Kelly // 3 December 2015

Categories: Blog

We could all benefit from learning about consent

D H Kelly argues that our cultural ideas about consent are confused and contradictory and we could all benefit from learning more about it

D H Kelly // 3 November 2015

Categories: Blog

More Frida needed

The Four Fridas is a tender hymn about disability and love-song to the moving body but a poor paean of praise for the artist at its centre, Ettie Bailey-King writes

Ettie Bailey-King // 12 July 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Displaying drug costs on prescription items is another attack on the vulnerable

Some prescription drugs are to be labelled with their cost to the NHS and the phrase "funded by the UK taxpayer". D H Kelly explains why this is a discriminatory and unnecessary move

D H Kelly // 6 July 2015

Categories: Blog

Blogging Against Disablism Day – gender, health and responsibility

On Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly explores the way that women, in particular, are held responsible for their ill health

D H Kelly // 1 May 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: BornRisky

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as “inspiring, unique and very hot” with “a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist”. Gemma Varnom asks, can...

Holly Combe // 20 December 2014

Categories: Blog

The I-word strikes again

Channel 4 describes Viktoria Modesta as "inspiring, unique and very hot" with "a difference that sets her apart from the idealised form of a pop artist". Gemma Varnom asks, can a disabled performer only be noticed or valued if her performance centres on her apparent otherness?

Gemma Varnom // 19 December 2014

Categories: Music, Reviews, Television

Are fat people disabled?

The European Court of Human Justice has ruled that, in some circumstances, fat people will be able to use disability discrimination law to respond to discrimination. D H Kelly examines whether fat people can be described as disabled

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Categories: Blog

What does it mean to be vulnerable?

A disability campaign group implores people to stop describing disabled people as vulnerable. D H Kelly explores what vulnerability means, and the degree to which it is worth acknowledging

D H Kelly // 8 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Sex, lies and statistics

As the Guardian publishes its British Sex Survey 2014, D H Kelly looks at some unlikely statistics and their influence on women's attitude to their own sexuality

D H Kelly // 30 September 2014

Categories: Blog

A house of my own

D.T. Dragon laments the apathy the council showed when building adaptations for them in their house

D. T. Dragon // 29 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Swimming against the tide: disability and independence

D.T. Dragon was prescribed swimming by their GP to maintain muscle mobility - their experience makes them think sitting in the Blackpool sea is easier

D. T. Dragon // 8 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 7 July 2014

Categories: Blog

What’s in a name?

“So… what exactly do I call you?” It’s a question that makes my heart sink every time some well-meaning soul asks it. Like a lot of people, I don’t feel...

Gemma Varnom // 17 June 2014

Categories: Blog

On Self-Defence as Rape Prevention

Caroline Criado-Perez describes learning self-defence as "a solution" to rape, until we're able to stop people raping. D H Kelly argues this is no solution to the vast majority of rapes.

D H Kelly // 12 June 2014

Categories: Blog

On playing normal

I’m one of these women who won’t even nip to the shop for a paper and a Freddo without a full face of make-up. And of all the articles, blog...

Gemma Varnom // 6 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Disablism and microaggressions #badd2014

Philippa, for Blogging Against Disablism Day, writes about disablist microaggressions and what all social justice activists should be doing to counter disablist attitudes and behaviours

Philippa Willitts // 1 May 2014

Categories: Blog

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