Category Archives: bigotry

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

Two New Posts by Bill Peace at “Bad Cripple”

NDY board member Bill Peace has been writing more on his blog Bad Cripple. Two of his recent posts last 2 touch directly on NDY concerns. In You Can’t do That, he describes the ways in which individuals and society focus hard on what he “can’t” do: The instant negativity attached to disability is raised … Continue reading Two New Posts by Bill Peace at “Bad Cripple”

Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer (Change.org)

As many readers are probably aware, news broke last week that Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer had once again pushed the envelope on his decades-long assault on the value and lives of disabled people.  In remarks broadcast live, Singer asserted that both government healthcare and private insurance can and should deny and/or limit healthcare to people … Continue reading Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer (Change.org)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “They want us to die: You wouldn’t believe how many people hate those of us with autism”

This op-ed was published in the Sunday, April 7 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  It’s written by Selene dePackh, who is an artist and writer.  She’s also autistic. dePakh’s op-ed describes the reality that many of us are all too aware of, but sharing it with a broad audience.  For whatever reason, the online comments … Continue reading Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “They want us to die: You wouldn’t believe how many people hate those of us with autism”

Bill Peace, Stephen Kuusisto and a Little from Me on the Growing Cheerleading Squad for Tomas Young’s Suicide

I plan to put out a couple more posts today if my energy holds out.  There is a lot happening this week.   I think the first order of business is the rolling media nightmare unfolding in regard to Tomas Young.  (Apologies to all about the misspelling of his name – many folks writing on the … Continue reading Bill Peace, Stephen Kuusisto and a Little from Me on the Growing Cheerleading Squad for Tomas Young’s Suicide