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[personal profile] thingswithwings 2009-08-04 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
this is excellent; thank you for the linkspam. This is a topic that means a lot to me, and that I'm trying to read up on; you've just made that very easy for me.
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[personal profile] muse 2009-08-04 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
thank you!
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2009-08-04 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! for link spam:

At Feminist Philosophers, Words & Able-ism ponders the difference between somatic and disabling metaphor.

Andrea Rubinstein (Tekanji) posits that Feminists are fine with being bigots if it’s just ableism, in response to "crazy" as an insult on Feministe.

In conversation with that post, comments in this Feministe thread on fighting ableist language are painful to read. The ETA at the top of the post challenges all readers "why does raising this issue get your hackles up?"

Mandolin over at Alas, A Blog addresses a lot of arguments made by puzzled people who don't mean anything with their disabling language: Why Not to Use the Word Lame: I Think I'm Starting to Get It

Upstart_crow explores the many reasons why the "Psycho Donut" shop is a really bad idea.

Kay Olson at the Gimp Parade criticizes "lame duck," even when it's applied by someone she admires to someone she loathes.
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[personal profile] toft 2009-08-05 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the links.
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[identity profile] 2009-08-27 10:25 am (UTC)(link)
Would you be interested in writing up a short article for the next midfanzine (a conrunnning 'zine for midwest smofs) about the community you started, and the wiki, and other online references or resources related to making cons accessible?

[identity profile] 2009-08-27 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Sure! Is there a deadline for this?
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[identity profile] 2009-10-05 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
oh shoot, I thought I'd replied to this a long time ago. I'm hoping to go to print in about a week. You can email me at if you're still interested - and if we can't get it in this issue I'm still interested in doing it later!


[identity profile] 2009-10-05 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
OK, great. I actually work well with a deadline, I can try to get something done this week.
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[identity profile] 2009-10-05 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Fabulous! make sure to include a byline, indicating how you'd like it to be attributed (I only know your lj username)