Category Archives: ableism

W. Carol Cleigh: Bigotry in the BDTD (Better Dead Than Disabled) Movement

I’ve been saying for years that the movement to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia is a loaded gun aimed directly at people with long-term disabilities (http://notdeadyet.org/2014/01/guest-blog-by-w-carol-cleigh-not-paying-attention.html). Though I usually value being proved correct, not so much in this case. But the blatant bigotry I’ve recently seen in that movement surprised even me. I attended a … Continue reading W. Carol Cleigh: Bigotry in the BDTD (Better Dead Than Disabled) Movement

Carol Cleigh Sutton: I Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Because It Is Ableist

The very heart of the argument for assisted suicide/euthanasia (AS/E) is that an individual may be better off dead than disabled. The fact that this argument can be made in respectable public forums demonstrates just how ableist this society is. How deeply the severely abled fear and loathe those of us who live with disability. … Continue reading Carol Cleigh Sutton: I Oppose Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Because It Is Ableist

ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM “ME BEFORE YOU”!

ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM ME BEFORE YOU! WHEN:      JUNE 3, 2016, 0NE HOUR BEFORE A SHOWING OF ME BEFORE YOU WHERE:    YOUR LOCAL MOVIE THEATER, MANY CITIES, USA & WORLDWIDE WHAT:      PEACEFULLY DISTRIBUTE A LEAFLET WHY:        TO OPPOSE ABLEISM & THE FILM’S MESSAGE THAT DISABLED PEOPLE ARE BETTER OFF DEAD … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM “ME BEFORE YOU”!

Canada: NDY Board Member Rhonda Wiebe Writes About “Better Dead Than Disabled” in “The B.C. Catholic”

Rhonda Wiebe is on the NDY Board of Directors.  Yesterday, The B.C. Catholic published an essay by Rhonda titled “Are we better off dead than disabled?”  Here’s the beginning of her excellent piece – a piece that aims to inform sympathetic but otherwise uninformed allies about the most critical barriers and threats facing disabled people: … Continue reading Canada: NDY Board Member Rhonda Wiebe Writes About “Better Dead Than Disabled” in “The B.C. Catholic”