Daily Archives: July 2, 2009

Thoughts on disability and respectful language

There are several different topics I’m trying to write about. Sometimes, when I start typing, the words just flow out and I end up in a totally different place than I was intending to go. The following was part of … Continue reading

Posted in Disability Issues, General, Health | Tagged , | 70 Comments

Troy Davis Decision Postponed by Supreme Court

Tentatively good news in the case of Troy Davis, the man on death row for the murder of a police officer despite his maintained innocence, no physical evidence tying him to the crime, and seven out of nine witnesses having … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Law, Race & Ethnicity, Racism | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

NYC woman allegedly punched and grabbed by misogynist cop

Chrissie Brodigan was getting off the subway with her sick pug when a cop tried to issue her a ticket. According to Brodigan, the situation quickly turned ugly; she became upset, and in response the cop reportedly said, “If you’re … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Gender | Tagged , , | 34 Comments

Good news out of India

The Indian Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing intercourse between people of the same sex. The decision had some great human rights language, too: “The inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTQ, Politics | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Thursday afternoon Youtube cheer-up

I’m having a hard time settling in without fazing out and completely losing cognition. What else to do but turn to youtube? MOON SHOE IT UP! Second, here’s Billy Mays (RIP) going through the drive-through at McDonalds. (I’ve heard that … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Agenda

The Human Rights Commission in Maine has been getting it right lately when it comes to protecting trans people in that state. Back in May they found that a trans woman banned from using the restroom in a Denny’s had … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Trans | Tagged , | 26 Comments