It’s been a few days since an update on Amanda Baggs and her struggle to get past medical discrimination and get appropriate medical treatment has been shared here. The good news is that the news of her scheduled surgery was true and her feeding tube is now in place. Now the bad news: In “So … Continue reading More Updates on Amanda Baggs and Links to Other Bloggers
Until last week, I’d never heard of Thomas Young. But on March 13, Bill Peace published a disturbing post on his Bad Cripple Blog, titled “Thomas Young and Suicide: All the Wrong Questions Asked.“: I have not thought about Thomas Young in quite some time. He was featured in the 2007 documentary Body of War … Continue reading Bill Peace and Stephen Kuusisto React to “The Crucifixion of Thomas Young” by Chris Hedges
This is a post I meant to do a couple months ago. Part of what we try to do with this blog is to steer folks to great blogs on disability and especially to specific writings on NDY-related topics. There’s a new blog in town (not as new as it was a couple months ago) … Continue reading Blog Recommendation: Check Out ‘DisabilityRightNow’ Right Now!
There’s new blog entry from Mike Ervin at Smart Ass Cripple. The Smart Ass is no dummy. All of the Republicans vying to be president are talking about the sacrifices that must be made by Americans – except for the gazillionaires who have millions stashed away in Switzerland, the Caymans, and other sheltering locales, Mike … Continue reading Blog recommendation: Smart Ass Cripple on being “A Burden to Society”
My thanks to readers of this blog. Several entered into the surprisingly short comment thread in Time Magazine‘s “Fond Farewell” to Jack Kevorkian, which I wrote about last week. (Among other issues, the obituary referred to the people Kevorkian “helped” as ‘dying.) Surprisingly, aside from one person who made the tired old “we’re kinder to … Continue reading Disability Activists, Advocates and Others Pile on Time Magazine’s Error-Filled Kevorkian Tribute