ableism

Understanding Ableism, a Very Common Form of Prejudice

Understanding Ableism, a Very Common Form of Prejudice

People throw around a lot of “isms” these days. Most people already understand the concept of racism, sexism, and even classism. They also understand the concepts of homophobia and transphobia. All of these are forms of prejudice that people have against conditions and features that people can not change. Sometimes, these prejudices are overt and […]

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

Cannabis Doesn’t Cure Breast Cancer…Yet

As Pinktober draws to a close, I realize that I haven’t yet written the article I promised for October 1. I got waylaid because despite the fact that I was pronounced “cancer free” more than 3 years ago, my personal time is still being taken up with breast cancer shit. “It’s all over now,” gushed […]

White Male Privilege & Legalization:  The Black Man Loses Again

White Male Privilege & Legalization: The Black Man Loses Again

I wish I had a dick. It doesn’t have to be a huge one or anything, but I think I’d like one, for the cred that comes with it. I mean it—that’s all I need to maximize my personal power and completely thrive in this world. I was born into a Canadian, middle-class, white family, […]

Cops Punch 70 Year Old Diabetic Man in Head, Cleared of Wrongdoing

Cops Punch 70 Year Old Diabetic Man in Head, Cleared of Wrongdoing

Trigger warning: Police brutality, ableism In some medical emergencies, the police are the first responders, rather than paramedics or firefighters. For one man experiencing a diabetic episode this past January in San Antonio, Texas, his first responders did more harm than good. Thomas Mathieu, who is 70 years old, recognized that the symptoms he was […]