The inclusion of learning disabled athletes and their presence in the games marks a watershed moment in the changing of attitudes, but there’s still a long way to go.
Last night the ITV Tonight programme led the way with a documentary looking at the rise if disability hate crime, press propaganda and palpable apathy on the issue.
Last night as part of the BBC’s fantastic Olympic coverage a short documentary was shown on nature versus nurture and the triumph of black athletes in the face of racism and oppression, but why was the appalling treatment of disabled during the Holocaust omitted?
I’m something of an expert when it comes to receiving a non-apology apology. For the uninitiated, the non-apology apology is the Pavlovian response that complainants receive when they question an editorial decision on ‘acceptable’ jokes and has risen with the tide of humour, which leaves its integrity at the door.
There has been a spate of celebrities defending rape jokes to the world and their fan base on Twitter recently.
Stewart Lee is widely regarded by many in the comedy world and the fans who worship them as a comedy God. Oddly for an atheist, and I’ve always thought, an unassuming man, he’s something of a comedy Jesus too, as he’s seen by many as being able to walk on water. His social commentary is [...]
Fifty cent is a little wiser about the condition of autism now than he was when he decided to tweet using the condition as a pejorative insulting term.
They say that society disables people and this is true but what is equally true is the disabling nature of ignorance, which pervades the condition and those who have it.
As a carer, if I had to give you my rating on a scale of one to ten with ten being great and one being beyond crap I’d say I’m at three currently.
Today marks the last scheduled day in the trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who, on the 22nd July 2011, killed 77 young Norweigians and injured 242 others. What we do know is that he is a self confessed Islamaphobic militant killer, what we don’t know is whether he has a psychiatric illness.
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