Articles about 'disabled'

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Intrusive Questions

Philippa talks about inappropriate questions regarding her body and disability from strangers.

Philippa Willitts // 17 August 2010

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Budget Impact on Disabled Women

Philippa writes about the potential effect of the Budget on disabled women.

Philippa Willitts // 8 July 2010

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Borderline Personality Disorder – a feminist critique

Among my many diagnoses, I have what is known in the UK as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (Of The Borderline Type), known elsewhere as Borderline Personality Disorder. BPD is described...

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 11 June 2010

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Signal Boost: Feminism and Mental Health – Call for Submissions

Call for submissions for a feminist mental health anthology.

Philippa Willitts // 6 May 2010

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Blogging Against Disablism Day: What Is Disablism?

Philippa answers the question 'what is disablism' with many examples.

Philippa Willitts // 1 May 2010

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Blogging Against Disablism Day: on being a disabled blogger

Though my guest blogging month is over, I’m doing this extra guest post purely for the occasion of Blogging Against Disablism Day. As my contribution to today, I’d like to...

Amy Clare //

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The Election Is A Comin’

Philippa points to various online resources to help us research the possibilities of the upcoming General Election.

Philippa Willitts // 21 April 2010

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We Are Women Too

A speech by Eleanor Lisney and Michelle Daley about the need for disabled women's experiences to be a vital part of the women's movement.

Philippa Willitts // 10 March 2010

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Disabled Women’s Photography Exhibition

Philippa talks about an art project by Women Making Waves and Women Living Independently in Leitrim, exploring issues of gender, self-image and disability.

Philippa Willitts // 9 March 2010

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Let Go!

Philippa talks about being 'helpfully' grabbed in the street.

Philippa Willitts // 11 January 2010

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Disabled Feminism

Guest blogger Philippa Willitts continues a discussion on disabled feminists, the validity of online activism, and the accessibility of feminist groups.

Philippa Willitts // 10 November 2009

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Feminist Spoons

Philippa Willitts presents her first guest post, talking about disability and the Spoon Theory in relation to feminist activism.

Philippa Willitts // 3 November 2009

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