Friday, May 01, 2009

Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2009Welcome to Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009!

Thanks very much to everyone who helped to spread the word and to everyone posting about disability discrimination today. About 200 people have contributed some excellent work, making this by far the biggest BADD ever.

I've been collecting reviews of BADD from JackP, Incurable Hippie, Lilwatchgirl, NeverThatEasy, The Mornig Star, Mary, What Sorts of People, Lisy Babe, Wheelie Catholic, Seahorse and Peter Fremlin have written posts about or featuring their favourites BADD posts.

Blogging Against Disablism 2009

(Disability discrimination in the workplace, recruitment issues and unemployment).

Dechant: Equal work, sure...
JadeLennox: Workplace Gadflies
The Perorations of Lady Bracknell: The Unbearable Slowness of Being
Undercover Punk: Social Security benefits & women, working whilst disabled, and stigmatizing mental health terminology
Yet Another Never Updated Blog: Hooray for the evil side
Your subtext is showing: (awkward silence)

(Attitudes and practical issues effecting disabled people and the discussion of disability in education, from preschool to university and workplace training.)

Anthro, Etc: (Dis)ablism in Archaelogy/ Anthropology
Avendya: On decisions
The Black Telephone: Siobhan, the Soundbeam and Disablism
Brimstone & Treacle: BADD Wolf
Dirty Socks and Pizza: Navigating the Gray Area
Gin & Comment: "Mainstream" schooling and disablism.
Maternal Instincts: Action speaks louder than words (HB 119 update)
Now, what was I doing?: A secret thing
Same Difference: One Look At the Chair
Tunnelling: Flexibility
Textual Fur: Blogging Against Disablism
Theorize me: Invisible Disabilities and University
Thinking UDL: Ableism: My thoughts 1 year later
Twilight Garden: One Size Does Not Fit All

Other Access Issues
(Posts about any kind of access issue in the built environment, shops, services and various organisations. By "access issues" I mean anything which enables or disenables a person from doing what everyone else is able to do.)

Brilliant Mind, Broken Body: Trapped!
A Crippled Carnival: An Open Letter To People On The Bus
The Dog''s Blog: Lose the Mouse for BADD 2009
Even Grounds: Sound is Not Always Helpful for People Who Are Blind
goldjjadeocean: Why I will not be participating in Blogging Against Disablism Day this year
The Iron Chicken: A Convenient Myth
Hoyden About Town: Can I have a seat?
Naughty or nice..?: Ticketing Policies - B.A.D.D.
Riparians at the Gate: When Even the Buildings are In Denial
Rolling Round Life: The Perils of Looking for Housing
Wallaby: Accessibility, choice, accomodation and equality

Definition and Analysis of Disablism/ Ableism

32 Days Remaining: Web Development and Aversive Disablism
The Acrimonious One: The harm disablism does
Curvature: On Depression
Disability Prejudice and Civil Rights Watch: Psychophobia 201
Education on the Plate: Word of the Day: Disablism
Fat Fu: Fat, Major Depression, Asperger's: Where the Social Model meets the Medical Model
Her Own Self: Blogging Against Disablism Day TODAY!
Notes From Greencastle: Us vs. Us
A Pretty Simple Blog: Defining "disablism"
Urbania To Stoneheads: BADD: expectations and stereotypes
Wheelchair Pride: Disablism: What can YOU do about it?

The Language of Disablism
(Posts about the language which surrounds disability and the way that it may empower or disempower us.)

Benefit Scrounging Scum: Words Hurt
Biodiverse Resistance: Disability Terminology: too much confusion, so much frustration
The Hand Mirror: Lose the language. Now (cross-posted at In a Strange Land)
Life at Full Tilt: Reflections on Language
Life Decanted: Abled vs. Disabled
Lounalune: The d-label
Wheelchair Dancer: Piss on Pity

Disablism Interacting with Other 'Isms'

(Posts about the way in which various discriminations interact; the way that the prejudice experienced as a disabled person may be compounded by race, gender, age, sexuality etc..)

Feministe: Disability and Class
Memoirs of a Genderqueer Femme Anarchist: BADD and May Day
Queers United: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton: Which Women Matter? Ableism and Sexual Violence
Shakesville: Domestic Work is Real Work
Stop Street Harassment: Blogging Against Disablism: Street Harassment Edition
whirlwitch: Step it up, wimp!

Disablism in Literature, Culture and the Media

Butterfly Dreams: Special People, Normal World
Ashy's Blog: "Anyone can do it"

Growing up with a disability: We all do it.
Floating in Space: No, I'm Spasticus
Radio Clare: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Sweet Perdition: Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (of disability)
Trouble is Everywhere: BADD: Bloody Torchwood


Disability Studies, Temple U: BADD: A Week-by-Week Calender of Disability History Birthdays

Relationships, Love and Sex

Autistic Self Advocacy Network, SW Ohio: Not Children: Tony Atwood Still Doesn't Get It
Bleeting in the Fields: Blue and Red have a chat about disablism
Dreaming of Butterflies: Blogging Against Disablism
Elf: Resist biologically: be erotic! - Tim Leary

Never That Easy: BADD Girl
Poverty in America: Poverty and Disablism
Pure Glucose: Place. My blog for Blog Against Disablism Dad
Sexual Ambiguities: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Spectrum Siblings: Connecting through disability
Walking Wounded: Not here for your entertainment
The World According to J. J. in L. A.: BADD: She can do that?

Non-English Language Blogs


Hierman eri mielt
ä: Making Discrimination Easy
Trouble is Everywhere: BADD: How the Non-Disabled Person can Participate (from one non-disabled person to another) (cross-posted at Trouble is a State of Mind)

General Thoughts on Disablism

Angelikitten: Common Sense and Courtesy
Autism - Just Because I'm Quiet Doesn't Mean I'm Quiet Doesn't Mean I Don't Understand
The Beauty Offensive: I Like a Good Fight
Blue Girl: Funny Thing Happened After I Read More About Frances Farmer
Deaf Girl Speaking: BADD: randomness
Driftwood: My Gorilla is Quite Tame
Equal Not Special: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Fizzyblogic: A mass of dots.
FridaWrites: On Wheelchairs and Safety
F**k You Megan Fox!: Blog Against Disablism Day
The Gonzolog: Blogging Against the Supremacist Attitudes of the Mediocritariat
Hatman: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Inner Dreams: Not Your World
Here's the Kicker: Blogging against disablism
How to be an Inspiration: It Should Have Been Me
The Life and Times of Emma: Where You Least Expect It
A Load of Old Squit: When helping yourself doesn't help
LDN journal: The pill that retains my humanity
Midden: BADD - 1st May
Midlife & Treachery: Don't Assume
Morrígan Reborn: Blogging Against Disablism Day
The Muffin Blog: The Narrative
MyOwnWench: BADD - badass, bad news, bad day
My Spelling Sucks: Reading Dyslexia Laughing and CP
Nick's Crusade: Ablism: Idiotic Comments From Idiots
Normal is Overrated: Assumptions, Assumptions
Optistatic: A Kind of Verbal Meander
Paul Canning: Life in a Wheelchair
The Pickards: Lip-Service Equality
Pizza Viola: BADD
Radio Clare: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Sanabitur Anima Mea: Mild and Severe Disability
The Secret Life of a Girl on Wheels: Lucky
Smarking_off: Blogging Against Disablism Day
SpeEdChange: Suicidal Ideation
Sunny Dreamer: Visiting Italy
This is you reading about me...or not: BADD Thoughts
Through My Eyes: Happy BADD = Let's all be positive about disability
Touched By An Alien: Stereotypes of Success
Until the dolphin flies and the parrots live at sea: Disablism sure isn't disabled at all
Wheelie Catholic: Moments of ableism
The View From Room 7609: Is it an annoyance? I don't think so.

Parenting Issues
(whether disabled parents or the parents of a disabled child.)

Baxter Sez: Pride and Joy
Beneath the Wings: The Shopping Trip - part 2
Blank Shield Press: My son looks normal
Cheaper Than Therapy: Sometimes You Just Gotta Say
Disabilities the Invisible Discrimination: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Homepaddock: Losing fear and ignorance of disability
Let Kids Play!!: What makes disability?
Memo To Self: Blogging Against Disablism - A Photo Essay
This is My Blog: Well-meaning Insults
To The Max: My child has a right to play - dont shut him out because he's disabled
Whitterer On Autism: Blogging Against Disablism Day

Healthcare Issues
(For example, the provision of healthcare, institutionalistaion of disbaled people, reproductive ethics and euthanasia)

Astrid's Journal: BADD Behaviour: Disablism in Psychiatry
A Comic Life Indeed: Tales From The Clinic: Out With The Old, In With The Eu-Genics
Finding My Way: Journey of an Uppity Intellectual Activist Crip: Ableism Where I'd Least Expect It.
Incurable Hippy's Musings and Rants: Access to Healthcare
Mysteries and Questions surrounding the
Ashey X case: The damage the Ashley case has done and the damage it can stil do

Nick's Crusade: Government-Sponsored Ablism and Segregation Tears Families Apart
The Strangest Alchemy: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
What Sorts of People: There's a word for that kind of thing

Impairment-Specific Prejudice
(Posts about those experiences specific to people with a particular condition or type of condition.

Diary of a Nobody: Anti-Depressants

Glitter, Vinyl and Thread: Things all able-bodied people should read - or even non-abled-bodied who don't have fibro or chronic fatigue
HAM. BLOG: Invisible Illness Bingo 2
It's Never That Simple: Autism, Assumptions and Ability
Random Babble: I wasn't going to do this...
Morphine Breath: Blogging Against Disablism Day
One Sick Mother: Invisible Disabilities: Depression
The Pursuit of Harpyness: Pain-Free is Privilege
Screw Bronze: Disablism within Disability
íbhneoir páirt-aimseartha: On Being an M.E./ Aspie alien
Shauna's Life of Pain and Other Fun Things: A Chance to Educate Others About Pain
Slywolf: Mine Are Invisible
Womanist Musings: Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Pain
The Voice Within: Blogging agaisnt disablism day

Personal Journeys
Posts about learning experiences and realisations authors have had about the nature of disability discrimination and the impact on their lives.

Access for All - Angela M. Hooker: The Best Laid Plans and Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
Bad Cripple: Ableism and a Water Shed Experience
The Bitch Who Roared: This post is dedicated to Lyn, who taught me so much
A box full of butterflies: Coming to terms with being out of spoons
Butterfly Cauldron: The sharks are here every day
Cathie From Canada: BADD Day
Desertrosedark: What disablism means to me
Diabola in musica: Not a Stereotype
Diary of a Goldfish: A Living Learning Experience
Diary of a Nobody: Invisible Disabilities
Diary of a Wordsmith: BADD08-09 - a snapshot of changes
Don't Type Angry: Blogging Against Disablism Day
Gordon's D-Zone: A Life Apart
Haddayr's Blog: Blog Against Disablism Day
I'm Just Not Impressed: The Invisible Human
Jem's Lair: I started feeling safe
Jenelle's Journey: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
Laughing Wild: But I'm NOT disabled!
Life, Liberty and Good Coffee: Uncle Ronnie and "the Leg"
Linguanaut: A blinkered life
The Man Outside: Two legs bad, fewer legs better
The Multiple Sclerosis Foudations: Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009
Notes, Nothings, and Common Refrains: "Oh look! It's Peter Pan!" ("That's right! I can't walk. But I can fly!")
Primary Decomposition: Blogging against disablism
Recessional: Carries the act so convincingly the fact is sometimes she believes it
Remember the Tinman: On being a good nutter for BADD
Shakesville: BADD: Out of my closet
Simul lustus Et Peccator: Blogging Against (Dis)ablism Day 2009
Sophia's Call: Mary Magdalene, My Sister

Standing Tall Through Everything: Blogging Against Disablism
A Stellarlife: Bloggers Unite Against Disablism May 1
Timmblr: Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Unwritten Memoirs: I'm an idiopath, so what?
Zero at the bone: Talking about it

Disablism and Politics

(For example, the political currency of disability, anti-discrimination legislation, etc.)

Autism - Direct Action: ADAPT at the White House, Tony Atwood update
Bruce Lawson's personal site: Accessibility and what India can teach us
Cynical Chatter from The Underworld: Fear and Loathing in the UK
Humanitarian Relief "It Is Persons With Disabilities That Are First To Die"
Whose Planet is it Anyway?: Community Choice Act Needs High Priority

Art Against Disablism

Philippa's Photography, Incurable Hippie: Creative Protest
RachelCreative: When Disability is Invisible


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Gary Miller said...

Hi all,

I Googled 'BADD 2009' last night and the results are very interesting. If anyone is interested, I've blogged it at: Google Results for ‘BADD 2009′.

I'm still reading and commenting...could take a while to get through them all!



Ashley's Mom said...

Here's my submission:

Rana said...

Here's a late contribution, which would go in General Thoughts.

(It could, I suppose, also be under specific conditions - it's riffing off my own awareness of what my myopia means.)

Jay said...

I posted this just past May 1, but it seems to have disappeared from the comments and not gotten on the list:

It could go under either "Personal Journeys" or "Interaction with other Isms"

Anonymous said...

Hi, mine's at

It should probably be under either "general thoughts" or "other". Thanks.

Katie said...

Mine is late. Probably in 'Other', or comedy. Or something.

The Goldfish said...

Apologies to the last few bloggers here - I've been hit with both health and technical trouble over the last couple of days thus the delay in putting your links up!

A Huge Thank You to Everyone!Also, please, if you see any errors do point them out. I am bound to have made them and I shan't know unless you tell me.

Shauna said...

Hey Goldfish!!!

Well, I blogged, I was a day or two late, (due to my pain)...I am including the link to my post...

I see you have categories, and I would suggest "Education" for my post.

Keep it up and I am SO glad I found your site!!!

Shauna said...

Oh...and I didn't see you post above mine that you have been feeling ill...I do hope that you get through this and please don't overwhelm yourself with ALL these submissions!! I know how that can get, (pushing ourselves.)

Gentle Hugs,


Andrea S. said...

Great compilation, as always

The blogger "Textual Fur" (under Education) should be spelled "Textual Fury" with a y!


Paul Canning said...

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date ....

Life in a Wheelchair

Gonzo said...

Aw, Goldfish!
Thanks so much for your efforts again!
Hope you are well by now!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I missed BADD 2009... but I thought you might like to know I have written something anyway: 'Deaf Anxieties'. Thanks for hosting this again; there's always a lot written for BADD that makes one think.

Jay said...
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driftwood said...

Hey Goldfish,

Don't know if it counts as a review, but I wrote some more and a large part of it was inspired by BADD: Asking For Help.

All best,


Shauna said...

Hey there Goldfish...

I know my post for BADD was short, but I thought you were including everyone. I have so many long posts, too bad I was in such pain that day.


Shauna said...

I spoke too soon.

Thanks and gentle hugs!

Jodi aka J.J. in L.A. said...

Hi there! J.J. in L.A. here. I want to let you know that my blog had to be moved unexpectedly.

Since May 1st is coming up again, I wanted people to be able to link back to my 2009 Disablism Day post: "SADD: She can do that?"

has been changed to: ""

I would appreciate it if you could update the URL and blog post. If you need it, my e-mail is:

Thank you!


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