ableism

  • Meta Stuff

    Skepchick Sundaylies: Scottish Art, Student Privacy, Dating with Kids, and the Intersection of Racism and Ableism

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 115: The Doppler Shift Mindy learns about Doppler shift at non-relativistic speeds. Mad Art Lab Making a Book Celia and Treelobsters make a book and show you how they did it! As Others See Us – Will Scotland Be Brave? In honor of the Scottish independence vote, Beth shares some Scottish art. Escéptica Into…

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  • Activism

    Disabled? Write for us!

    So, in case you didn’t notice, there was a bit of a kerfuffle recently on Skepchick about ableism. Turns out, not everyone on Skepchick has the same opinions, and we all make mistakes. But this experience did teach us one thing: we don’t have enough disabled voices on this network. So, we’re starting a sister site for people with disabilities!…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: Quizotron, College, Scary Jesus, and the Uselesssness of Math

    Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: Denial of Service Attacks and the Cost of Security Elisheba explains how DDoS attacks work and why they are so hard to protect against. What Actually Happened and a Rough Timeline Grimalkin clarifies his objection to ablesim. On the Uselessness of Mathematics and Resultant Magical Oracular Godness of Computers Just because computers can do math for…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick Improving Our Inclusivity (and Vocabulary!) Regarding Ableism New Teen Skekpchick contributor Grimalkin argues that ableist language has no place in skepticism. Customary Introductory Post Get to know another new Teen Skepchick contributor, Elisheba! What is a Good Person? Putting belief in God over actually helping other people does not automatically confer onto you “good person” status. Mad Art…

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    Poverty & Disability: A Most Dangerous Combination

    Poverty plus disability equals death sentence. They’re like bleach and ammonia: if the twain do meet and there are no windows for you to open, you’re history. This is about someone who found a window or two but could have just as easily asphyxiated. He was born into the middle class but a custody battle (and, later, his mother’s drug problems)…

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  • Guest Bloggers

    Guest Post: Blog Against “Disablism” Day by Sarah Moglia

    Our second guest blog today is from my friend and personal hero, Sarah Moglia, talking about invisible disability and how not to be a huge jerk friend to your newly disabled friends. ——— Disability. It’s one of those big, scary words that you think you know the meaning to. It’s one of those things that happens to other people, but…

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