Posted on December 11, 2011
My friend Sprinkles has a wonderful blog called Building Radical Accessible Communities. Clicking on this post links to their blog and to a post that asks everyone to question the notion of accessibility for themselves, while complicating it and laying it out some basics in a delightful & easy to read way. This is a must read for organizers and those who stand in solidarity with people with disabilities. Add this blog to your blogroll!
Posted on December 11, 2011
So I know class is over but if you guys find rad/interesting things related to the class you should keep posting ‘em here!
Y/N? (Circle one)
Posted on December 3, 2011
Came across this while
procrastinating writing my papers. Thoughts?
Posted on December 1, 2011
Now that I have internet (yay!) and have had a chance to watch the full version of this body remix video, I figured I would comment on it.
This makes me think of Garland-Thomson’s visual rhetoric of exotic that we read about in this weeks readings. Although I think it’s cool that different ways of using the body as well as using supports is investigated, the fact that there are no people with real disabilities in the group is very problematic! Because of this, the group is really placing disability in an exotic light, rather than incorporating it in a full, positive and feminist way into the dance.
Posted on November 29, 2011
Haven’t watched it all yet but this looks pretty interesting!
Posted on November 23, 2011
I’ve been meaning to post something for some time but have had restricted internet access so sorry if this seems a little late. BUT I was wondering what people’s thoughts are about the discourse going on about disabled people and homeless people at the occupy camp in Montreal? Frequently, I’m disrupted by the ways in which disabled people are portrayed in these articles. I feel that even in these international actions against capitalism and the status quo, perceptions of disabled people as Other have continued. Here are some examples in these articles- the second one that appeared in the link really got me thinking about this as someone from Occupy talks about the issues they are having with the ‘schzophrenics’. I definitely do support the Occupy movement but I’m curious how these conversations could be rephrased with some of the things with talk about in this class in mind. Would love to hear your thoughts!
Posted on November 17, 2011
A few summers ago, I read an anthology called Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Of all the fantastic pieces included in the book, I think the one that I loved the most was, “How Do You Fuck a Fat Woman?” by Kate Harding. It’s an incisive, sassy and (dare I say) empowering exposition of the way that discourses about female attractiveness and sexual violence function to police the bodies and sexualities of fat women.
In this iteration of the “rape is a compliment” construct, our hypothetical rapist is no longer a perfectly average guy – because perfectly average guys aren’t driven to sexual incontinence by fat chicks. I mean, duh. No, the guy who would rape a fat chick is not only paying her a compliment, but doing her an enormous favor. He’s a fucking philanthropist, out there busting his ass to save fat girls everywhere from vaginal atrophy.
I’m against rape. Unless it’s obese women. How else are they going to get sweet, sweet cock?
People really say this shit.
Whether they really believe it is almost immaterial. The purpose of comments like these isn’t to argue sincerely that rapists are doing a favor to fat chicks; it’s to wound the fat woman or women at whom they’re directed, as deeply as possible. And it works, to the extent that it does (which depends on the person and the day), because too many of us fully believe the underlying premise on which that twisted leap of logic is based: No one wants to fuck a fatty.
It’s not available on the Google Books preview, but someone else on the internet has kindly transcribed it here.
Posted on November 8, 2011
Video: Crip Sex, Crip Lust, and the Lust of Recognition by Mia Mingus
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Ellery Russian talk about Crip Sex. This video is part of a blog post and has a transcript available here.
Posted on November 6, 2011
Sexy crip graffiti