Tag Archives: disability

Liberating Beauty: A Conversation with Sins Invalid’s Patty Berne

TweetThis piece originally appeared on D. Allen’s website, The Body Connected.  Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Patty Berne, director and co-founder of Sins Invalid, a Bay Area-based organization and performance project that centralizes artists from historically marginalized communities. If you are remotely interested in (A) disability justice, (B) sexy and smart performance [...]
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Don’t use “crazy”: a parody against ableism and cissexism

Tweet Content warning: this post contains discussion of ableist, cissexist, and homophobic rhetoric. Thursday, a group of Virginia feminists slipped in on the tail-end of the summer’s “Call Me Maybe” parodies. The video, from the organization Cooch Watch 2012, immediately went viral in the feminist blogosphere, including here on Feministing. It was a clever, timely [...]
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Don’t use “crazy” :a parody against ableism & cissexism

TweetContent warning: this post contains discussion of ableist, cissexist, and homophobic rhetoric. Thursday, a group of Virginia feminists slipped in on the tail-end of the summer’s “Call Me Maybe” parodies. The video, from the organization Cooch Watch 2012, immediately went viral in the feminist blogosphere, including here on Feministing. It was a clever, timely piece [...]
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Cho No She Didn’t!

Tweet A SYTYCB entry Who LOVES Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen? I do! I do! It’s just silly fun and not too serious. Andy has on all the “Bravolebities” (Bravo’s reality show cast members) and his personal friends like Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Dan Rather. Normally, nothing of substance comes out of the [...]
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Access to Parenthood: Canadian Couple May Lose Their Son Because They are Disabled

TweetI am commenting on this story. As a disabled woman I have been interested in the intersections of sexuality and disability for a long time. There are so many barriers beyond the physical when disabled people want to express themselves sexually. One of the biggest barriers is that it is still widely believed that disabled people [...]
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