Disability Culture Watch

Archive for April, 2007

26 Apr

Disability Metaphors Run Amok

Some brief commentary on a few examples of disability-related language in recent news items. The metaphors have been running amok and the Watch is out to catch them before they wreak more havoc.
The slew of commentary on the Don Imus debacle focused on in/appropriate language, and who is entitled to use certain words and who […]

10 Apr

Cripples in the Demi-monde

The April issue of Harper’s Magazine contains a review by Francine Prose of the book Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920’s. The book was published to accompany an exhibit of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last fall, and featured artists who worked mainly in Berlin between the world wars, […]

04 Apr

Mind/Body Dualism, Dueling & Undoing: A Book Report

On the first spring evening that sitting at an outdoor café is pleasurable, I do that with my dear cripmates, Lawrence Carter-Long and Lezlie Frye. Our conversation rambles into the terrain of our bodies. This is a pick-up conversation, like the informal, spontaneous basketball games that happen on a neighborhood playground. We don’t complete a […]

03 Apr

Judging Heather Mills

There have been many disability-focused news articles of late - the Walter Reed scandal, the “Pillow Angel” Ashley X, and Heather Mills on Dancing with the Stars. The fuss being made over a disabled woman dancing on TV is our subject today.
Heather Mills, the recently dis-engaged Paul McCartney wife, has an artificial leg (a motorcycle […]

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