The NYT calls persons with disabilities complainers

September 10, 2013 at 10:37 AM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

for asking that PWD play PWD on tv…..

and also assumes that there is a universal reaction of able bodied people when confronted with a disability.

He and the writers know what you know about Mr. Fox and how you are naturally inclined to feel about it — that condescending mix of sympathy and pity and discomfort that any disability brings out in those not directly affected by it.

What a complete load of crap.  Certainly there are able who feel those things, but not every able reaction is either that annoyingly passive agressive or that on the far side of benign.  Reactions range from open acceptance to revulsion, and targeting for violence and everything in between.  Lazy writing

Would have been a good article, but for that sentence. I feel sympathy pity and discomfort for the writer.

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“It’s just a jump to the left…”

May 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , )

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And the positive wonderfuls

September 29, 2007 at 5:37 PM (Uncategorized) ()

Got a big crockpot for cooking decent food, may be heading into the mountains tomorow, and the new TV season has yielded some fairly interesting stuff:

I’m a “Heroes” geek, so I loved the premiere.

The new “Bionic Woman,’ is far more manga/anime/graphic novel than FemBond, but…I’m liking it .

She’s a bit too pretty.

And, I’m sorry, but I now realize I’ve missed a lot by not staying in touch with “ER,”….the season opener kicked some serious ***

(for the first seven or so years post-cancer, I couldn’t watch a medical show….too many resonances with the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Ward, or my husband as a patient at That Other Teaching Hospital. Couldn’t do it….I’d get the shakes. But, for the moment, there’s enough water under the bridge that I now watch them like any other show.)

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I’m writing over at

August 4, 2007 at 8:19 AM (film) ()

Cinemachair today….just not in the frame of mind to write serious stuff..

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Set up your dream disability TV show…

June 29, 2007 at 8:42 PM (Uncategorized) (, , )

Go to the Disability Rants blog and give some good comments

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