The Magitator writes about the “peril” of being inconvienced after being a part of the ADAPT protests in Chicago last week:“Oh my God! I flew in for a conference at this hotel! I didn’t know there was a strike! There is a conference here that I am attending! My agency made my reservation! My grandfather was a Progressive Union coal miner! My Dad was a shop steward! I would never cross a picket line! What should I do”?…She walked the picket line everyday on her lunch break. She brought others to walk the picket line. She complained to management. She had the conference sponsor protest.
Wheelchair Dancer posts about the overabundance of white faces in New Mobility magazine and the disability community: Many hundreds of years of race history doesn’t just go away because everyone is sitting in chairs…The conclusion is weak: “systemic acceptance” of difference is a nice idea, but it will not be enough. The DRM needs to be open to change. Some of the articulations of core principles will change. The safety and familiarity will change. Passive acceptance and charitable tolerance are not enough.
Mother Jones writes about the Rotenberg Center, a tax-funded program that treats kids like enemy combatants, and its use of shock treatment: The Rotenberg Center is the only facility in the country that disciplines students by shocking them, a form of punishment not inflicted on serial killers or child molesters or any of the 2.2 million inmates now incarcerated in U.S. jails and prisons.
Feminist Philosophers hosts the 45th Carnival of Feminists!