JMU prides themselves on diversity, inclusion, and community. But, are these claims that they pride themselves on really true?Read More Does JMU really accommodate to everyone?
I’m a disabled human. I went to see JMU’s “Side Show”. I have a lot of opinions. I’m going to talk about them.Read More Sick of the Side Show
WOW. What a crummy person I am. I am finishing my second year here at JMU and not once did the thought of me being privileged as an able bodied student cross my mind. Well, until now. In 2015, ODS reported that roughly 3% of the students at JMU are registered as having a […]Read More A Right Not A Luxury
Wonder why no one is laughing at your jokes? Why no one sits with you at lunch or stands near you on public transit? You’ve tried every shampoo and deodorant from the local supermarket to the expensive ones on Amazon.com, yet people still flee as if you smell like garbage. But maybe it’s not your stench – […]Read More Am I an Ableist? 5 Ways to Stop Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth
Many of us quite literally walk through life without having to think about the world from a disabled person’s point of view. It is a privilege we don’t need to think about until we happen upon a person with a disability, or perhaps a handicapped parking space that we can’t park in. Most of the […]Read More Is Ableism Invisible?
I’m willing to bet that (almost?) all of you have seen this sign in some public place (insert handicapped pic). This week’s Bitchin’ Table features parklena and eszenyme as they discuss issues concerning disability and sexuality.Read More Bitchin’ Table: Abelism