Tag: ableism

The Ableist Response to COVID-19

Content/trigger warning: COVID-19 (Coronavirus), ableism, eugenics, cursing, sick pet Stop me if this sounds familiar. You’re on Facebook, checking up on the latest from ASAN in preparation for Autism Hell Month and soothing your soul with kitten videos (or, well, that’s what you’re doing if you’re me) and you see a post that says something…

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Ableism in the Workplace

Content/trigger warning: discussion of ableism, ableist slurs (censored), cursing Hello, dear readers! As I probably forgot to tell all of you, I’m working full time now as a medical editor. And if you have to sell your body, soul, and labor to a bastion of late-stage capitalism to survive–which you pretty much do have to…

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Some Thoughts on Diet Culture

Content/trigger warning: cursing, disordered eating, discussion of diet culture I hate diet culture. You might be saying, “Of course you do, Mara. You hate everything.” And you’d have something of a point, but I don’t hate, for example, my wonderful fiancee. Or coffee. Or The Good Place. (Have you seen the latest season? So forking…

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Misogynableism and Greta Thunberg

Content/trigger warning: discussion of ableism, misogyny, and misogynableism; cursing As with most of the things I blog about, I’m sure someone else has done a better job writing about this, but I’m going to try anyway. I’m going to preface this entry by saying that Greta Thunberg, while she’s awesome, is not the only young…

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Goddammit, Sesame Street!

Content/trigger warning: discussion of virulent ableism including filicide, Autism $peaks, cursing UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. Why am I even doing this? Sara Luterman already wrote an article for Slate about this. I haven’t read it because I’m afraid I would just copy what she said for this blog entry…but if I did that, it’d probably be better than…

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