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Guest Ableist Word Profile: Crutch at FWD/Feminists with Disabilities

Date: 2009-11-09 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wonderful article.

I have to confess I don't mind the word "lame," but "crutch" always gets to me. It's stupid and offensive, and I'm so pleased to have something to link to instead of just saying brightly: "Please don't compare your brother's alcohol problem with my awesome and helpful crutches!"

Date: 2009-11-09 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you for the lovely compliment! :)
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Date: 2009-11-09 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't! I rarely venture out into the wider internet. That is awesome. :D

Date: 2009-11-09 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*bookmarks* Thanks for writing that.

Date: 2009-11-10 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for reading!

Date: 2009-11-09 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a terrific post! The photo threw me off a bit because it made me think it was supposed to be a picture of you. :)

Date: 2009-11-10 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahah! Dr. Kerry Weaver from ER is a disabled lesbian physician; she even came out later in life. In later seasons the writers fell into some of the problematic angry-making tropes for both disabled characters and queer characters with her, but at least she existed.

Date: 2009-11-10 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, cool - so she's a recognizable character and not a stock photo.

Oooh...disability in television and film would be a cool post...and a cool thesis! I wonder if it's been done?

Date: 2009-11-10 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
One thing I realize I should have coded into the post was a caption, not just a title tag for the image (if you mouse over the image you should be able to see the title tag, but that might not work in all browsers). Maybe I will ask the FWD people if that can be added in.

I think that [ profile] kestrell did a thesis on disability and SF/F actually; I haven't read it but she has a bibliography online:

Date: 2009-11-10 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, thanks for pointing that out! Because the image is totally confusing out of context. I'm going to email my contact now and see if a caption can be added. :)


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