Articles about 'disablism'

Building a diverse picture resource

We have created a Flickr group for F-Word readers and contributors to share their own photos or illustrations featuring under-represented groups, with a particular focus on images that are both of and by disabled people

Holly Combe // 20 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Imaginary families and the Social Care crisis

For Blogging Against Disablism Day, D H Kelly discusses the sexist, ageist and disablist ideas which maintain the social care crisis

D H Kelly // 1 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Theatre and Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe – part two

Here's our third post from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, covering more shows from the Theatre section and Cabaret and Variety. We'll have more coverage of the festival early next week

Lissy Lovett // 11 August 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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

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

Addressing disablism at The F-Word

On Blogging Against Disablism Day 2015, we commit to tackling disablism on The F-Word

Editor // 1 May 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Some important feminist-related and intersectional news/commentary this week, including Disabled People Against the Cuts' open Letter after the 8 December High Court ruling against their challenge to the closure of the Independent Living Fund

Holly Combe // 15 December 2014

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

Preview: Women Make Noise discussion

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012’s Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October...

Holly Combe // 13 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Women talk about making noise

The music women make when left to their own devices is often sidelined. Julia Downes, editor of 2012's Women Make Noise, previews an upcoming discussion in Sheffield on 16 October about DIY feminist efforts to counter this

Julia Downes //

Categories: Books, Events, Music, Reviews

Departures and disablism

Philippa leaves the F-Word and pays tribute to the other collective members who have left in recent months. She also addresses some issues of disablism that have arisen this year

Philippa Willitts // 23 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Assistance to live, not assistance to die

Laura highlights some of the arguments against Lord Falconer's assisted dying bill, from the perspective of disabled people

Laura // 18 July 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

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

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

Laura // 17 June 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

Call for television reviewers

Would you like to write TV reviews for The F-Word? Find out more here!

Holly Combe // 17 April 2013

Categories: Blog

This minimally sane lunatic fights back

Philippa writes about how hurtful and insulting disablist language is, especially when used by feminists, in reaction to an article by Laurie Penny

Philippa Willitts // 29 January 2013

Categories: Blog

How to be a victim blamer

Laura responds to a disappointing and dangerous bit of victim blaming from Caitlin Moran

Laura // 17 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Want a divorce? You’re probably mentally ill!

Elin Weiss and Hennie Weiss dissect the sexism and disablism behind one man's attempts to change divorce law

Guest Blogger // 25 June 2012

Categories: Blog

It’s your fault he cheated

Elin and Hennie Weiss are unimpressed with the sexist relationship advice from a US "bad boy".

Guest Blogger // 13 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Autism is not “scary”

Ugh. Disablity rights campaigner Nicky Clark just tweeted this Telegraph article containing the following, horrible, statement: Autism scares us, understandably: the idea of having a child who doesn’t relate to...

Laura // 8 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Calling out disablist language

Laura highlights what's wrong with some of the most frequently-used disablist language, and suggests ways to avoid using it.

Laura // 1 May 2012

Categories: Blog

An apology

I’m posting on behalf of the whole F-Word bloggers’ collective to apologise for the publication of a guest blog post containing disablist language on Monday. The post, On banter and...

Laura // 28 March 2012

Categories: Blog

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