Articles about 'disability'

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

Coping with Christmas: a survival guide for when festivities are tough

Christmas is supposed to be joyful, but for many people it is a time full of triggers, loneliness and bad memories. Philippa offers advice and further information for those dreading the seasonal festivities.

Philippa Willitts // 16 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Why does disability make people more vulnerable to domestic abuse?

Before I came to terms with my own experience of domestic violence, I might have imagined that vulnerability to abuse would be about being attracted to a certain "type", being a little self-destructive,submissive or gullible. If I knew that disabled people were twice as vulnerable to abuse, I might have imagined that this was because disability throws up a load of stressful situations and - as I could testify - people like me were hard to live with. In fact, how vulnerable you are might be better understood as the number of excuses an abuser could find to mistreat and control you.

D H Kelly // 23 October 2013

Categories: Blog

A story of hate in three parts

Philippa writes about three incidences in one week where different people advocated for disabled people to be killed

Philippa Willitts // 17 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Get an imaginary job with your imaginary wheelchair and your imaginary leg #esaSOS

Philippa describes how the latest changes to how disabled people are assessed will remove even more people who are unable to work from financial stability

Philippa Willitts // 17 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 8 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Whose streets? Our streets

Philippa describes Sheffield's Reclaim the Night last night, and reproduces her speech about disability and sexual and domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 1 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Whose month is it anyway?

Penny Pepper discusses the barriers she has faced as a disabled writer, as part of UK Disability History Month

Guest Blogger // 25 November 2012

Categories: Blog

The end of the affair: disability and feminism

A guest post by Lucy Britton about whether feminism is doing enough to fight for disabled women.

Guest Blogger // 4 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Ian Dury – Spasticus Autisticus

Ian Dury's challenge to patronising attitudes towards disabled people

Holly Combe // 2 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread: 30 July 2012

A round up of items we didn't have time to blog this week

Laura // 30 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Mate Crime: Learning Disability Week

Philippa writes about the appalling phenomenon of 'mate crime', a form of disability hate crime in which abusers target learning disabled and mentally ill people.

Philippa Willitts // 22 June 2012

Categories: Blog

How to run an accessible feminist event

Philippa writes about how feminist meetings and events can be made truly accessible to disabled women.

Philippa Willitts // 31 May 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Time for our weekly round-up of links and an open thread - feel free to add links to stuff we missed!

Laura // 2 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Shocked headline as fat disabled woman has fun

Philippa writes about the Daily Telegraph's sensationalised and humiliating coverage of a woman's appeal to have her social care reinstated.

Philippa Willitts // 17 February 2012

Categories: Blog

No access to the women’s room

Going clothes shopping as a disabled woman is a nightmare, says D H Kelly

D H Kelly // 30 January 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

3 days

Philippa reports on a protest by disability campaigners and UK Uncut yesterday against the Welfare Reform Bill, and details of a petition calling on the government to pause the progression of the Bill to review it.

Philippa Willitts // 29 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Spartacus Report reveals overwhelming opposition to disability benefit reform

A group of disability activists yesterday published the Responsible Reform report, or Spartacus Report. The report reveals that the government completely ignored disabled people in its rush to introduce cuts...

Laura // 10 January 2012

Categories: Blog

You’re frightening me

Philippa talks about marginalisation and hate.

Philippa Willitts // 4 December 2011

Categories: Blog

When the dignity of one person is denied, all of us are denied

Philippa writes about a woman whose care cuts have caused a massive loss of dignity.

Philippa Willitts // 7 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Disabled? Work for less!

I expect the headline above would be dismissed by Tory MP Philip Davies as yet more “leftwing hysteria” but it precisely reflects something he has seriously suggested: “The people who...

Holly Combe // 17 June 2011

Categories: Blog

1 in 6 women would rather be blind than fat – so?

Philippa looks at the outrage expressed about a survey which showed that 1 in 6 women would rather be blind than obese, from a disability perspective.

Philippa Willitts // 6 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Let Us In! Blogging Against Disablism Day 2011

Philippa writes a post for Blogging Against Disablism Day 2011 about how to make feminist groups accessible to disabled women.

Philippa Willitts // 1 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Disabled women and sexual assault.

Philippa writes about Kier Starmer's intentions to encourage women to report sexual assault, and about how disabled women can be particularly at risk.

Philippa Willitts // 19 April 2011

Categories: Blog

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