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We all know about #MeToo. What we don’t talk about is the epidemic of sexual assault against people with disabilities. | Rooted in Rights

#DisabilityToo on Thursday ·  We all know about #MeToo. What we don’t talk about is the epidemic of sexual assault against people with disabilities. Rooted in Rights and the Disability Visibility Project collaborated to lift up the voices of disabled survivors so that their stories could be heard. The work has just begun and your story is […]

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Can We Stop Arguing About the “Right Way” to Be a Disability Activist? – Rooted in Rights

There is more than one way to do disability activism. This should be obvious, but needs repeating. There are plenty of internal arguments inside the disability community, about race, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, and disability type, not to mention several vastly different philosophies of disability itself. These disagreements can be upsetting, but at […]

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#TeamAtticus | So What Is Atticus’ Personality Like? Spring Horton Answers Questions About The Autistic Main Character

Artwork & Autism Hi there, #TeamAtticus. So, some of you may know that I recently ran a poll. It turns out that what people would like to know more about is Atticus’ autism. Well, that is a complicated subject, isn’t it? I should preface by saying that most of Atticus’ traits are based on my […]

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‘Errand Boy’ Devin Nunes Was Just Told to Resign in His Hometown Paper | Alternet

It doesn’t look like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) can count on a warm welcome home from Washington, D.C.On Friday, local paper the Fresno Bee from his district published a letter to the editor offering a searing criticism of Nunes’s work in Congress and called for him to resign. Source: ‘Errand Boy’ Devin Nunes Was Just […]

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Twitter Account Mocking the Petty Grievance Culture of Nextdoor Becomes More Popular Than the Real Thing | Alternet

Back in the 90s, before the internet ruled every facet of social life, Americans possessed a ready-made stereotype of what a “neighbor” archetype might look like: nosy, yet endearing; occasionally nettlesome, yet happy to loan a cup of sugar. Fictional neighbors like Ned Flanders on “The Simpsons” or Wilson on “Home Improvement” embodied the stereotype, often doling out unsolicited advice to […]

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NC parents upset after autistic girl left on school bus for hours [Video]

A Scotland County family is upset after their 6-year-old autistic daughter was left on a school bus in the parking lot of Laurel Hill Elementary School for hours. Source: NC parents upset after autistic girl left on school bus for hours [Video]

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Kirklees Council U-turn over autistic six-year-old banned from school bus – Huddersfield Examiner

Charity welcomes decision saying parents are often too worn down to challenge council Source: Kirklees Council U-turn over autistic six-year-old banned from school bus – Huddersfield Examiner