Recommended reading on Sarah Palin's disability (lack)tivism
Seen this cover yet?
I recommend chasing it with Kristina Chew's article on Care2 speculating whether Palin will be covering disability rights on her new Fox position, and then Jill at Feministe's response as well, excerpted below:
...."Advocates" like Palin do little to actually advocate for what people with disabilities and their families actually need — holding up a cute baby and talking about how he's a blessing is nice, but it doesn't do much to help the parents who are worried about finding adequate schooling for their children, or the adults who need basic access to work or housing or medical care. It doesn't do much for the women who receive a pre-natal diagnosis from a doctor who assumes that termination is the next step, in a society that seems to only offer two options for women who have to make this choice: Martyrdom or shame. It doesn't do much for that cute baby when he or she grows up in a society that ostracizes and fears him, and offers no tangible support or assistance.
Comments6 comments have been made. Post a comment.
Have an idea for the blog? Click here to contact us!
Abby Lorenzo (not verified)
miffty (not verified)
joana (not verified)
AON (not verified)
Bannef (not verified)