Saturday, April 29, 2006

Crip Bloggers Unite!

On Monday, May 1st, an international group of bloggers with disabilities are going to all post blogs against what the organizer, "Goldfish", calls "disablism". Goldfish is in the UK; I think we, in the US, lean toward "ablism" as a term to describe discrimination against people with disabilities. Terminology isn't is as important as the idea.

I think this is a cool idea. Similar efforts by columnists and cartoonists against various social ills have been quite successful. If you go to Blogging Against Disablism Day you'll see a list of over 100 bloggers who've signed up to participate, including yours truly.

I can't vouch for the writing of all the participants, but the few I've checked out are worth a gander.

2 comments:

weezer said...

there is a Blood member that keeps on giving my younger cosin with disabilities problems and he just won't leave him alone he keeps grabing him and throwing him out of his wheel chair without mercy.Sometimes he even beats his legs with a 2 by 4 and I just can't get the punk to stop by peaceful means. My cosin lives in Woodbine neghborhoods in Blacksburg Va. and the jerk thats bothering him is Joey Philips and he lives in his neighborhood. What should I do.

King Crip said...

there is a Blood member that keeps on giving my younger cosin with disabilities problems and he just won't leave him alone he keeps grabing him and throwing him out of his wheel chair without mercy.Sometimes he even beats his legs with a 2 by 4 and I just can't get the punk to stop by peaceful means. My cosin lives in Woodbine neghborhoods in Blacksburg Va. and the jerk thats bothering him is Joey Philips and he lives in his neighborhood. What should I do.