Link-fest No.10 now with DUFC!

Stuff for you to read. A whole series of posts at Hoyden About Town on the subject of the proposed“Harmonisation” of Disability Parking Permit Schemes in Australia – for harmonisation read narrowing of eligibility criteria – and the need to protest against the proposal. There are open letters to use in adding your voice to the protests and a Facebook group to join. I am Dr Tiller – “This website was created as both a memorial to the lifework of Dr. George Tiller and as a living testimony to the courageous lives of abortion providers.” The Mum Files – a … Continue reading Link-fest No.10 now with DUFC!

Blogging Against Disablism Day

Today was Blogging Against Disablism Day. Click that link and it will take you to a post at Diary of a Goldfish collating links to posts by many, many bloggers all addressing issues of disability discrimination and the experience of being disabled. I didn’t have anything to offer by way of writing for this event so I’m reading and learning instead. Perhaps you’ll join me? Continue reading Blogging Against Disablism Day

Quick Hit: Pot, meet kettle.

Clementine Ford’s latest column, Thank you and please are two little keys, has me sitting here saying to myself “Did she really just say that?” in a kind of stunned horror. The piece is supposedly about the importance of good manners but how on earth she can reconcile this: The problem as I see it is a general lack of respect for our fellow human beings across the board. Having good manners is really no more complicated than treating other people as you would like to be treated. with what follows is beyond my comprehension. Just to pull out 2 … Continue reading Quick Hit: Pot, meet kettle.