Stupid People

An Overdue Revelation

This week’s post will be short and sweet. Well, definitely short. Several years ago, when I came up with the name for this blog, I was so proud of myself for coming up with the British euphemism “bum”. For an Anglophile like me, it was the perfect touch. This past […]

Mutual Distribution delivery truck on NYE 2014 parked in access aisle

Social Shaming

I am a big fan of social media shaming. Not the kind that hurts kids and leads to teenage suicide. No, I am a proponent of social media shaming that leads to a correction in behavior. Particularly when it comes to people parking illegally in and around accessible parking spots. […]

female, male/female, male restroom sign

We’ve All Got to Go Somewhere

The big news around here lately has been the failure of the Charlotte City Council to pass an anti-discrimination bill. The most contentious element of the bill would have allowed transgender individuals to use the public restroom of their choice (ie, a woman transitioning from female to male could use […]

Stella Young

Inspiration Porn: I’m No Centerfold

Stella Young was a comedian and disability activist with Osteogenesis Imperfecta from Australia, who died in December 2014 at the age of 32. I am ashamed that I had not been aware of her until her death, and deeply wish I had. In this TEDtalk in Sydney, Stella touches on […]

Mickey Mouse has the measles

Mickey and the Measles

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the measles outbreak that is centered on Disneyland, resulting in multiple measles cases since December 2014. Some of those affected were children too young to be vaccinated; the others were old enough but “chose not to be” vaccinated. This should really be phrased […]