This week’s selection of interesting links from around the web chosen by The F-Word team
It’s time for another weekly round-up where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in the articles we’ve picked.
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Rewriting the Old Disability Script (NYT Opinion)
From the article: “Think about all those stories that are missing. Stories that we need to overwrite the corrosive narrative of ableism. Without those stories, the implicit bias will continue and the cycle will renew itself endlessly. We changed queer literature, and the world, with story. We can do it again. We can write those stories in our own voices, our strong, beautiful, ordinary, disabled voices.”
This Christmas, beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts (Polly Toynbee, The Guardian)
From the article: “Most people packing up shoeboxes don’t know they are used for anti-Muslim proselytising. Or that they are backing a pro-Trump, anti-gay message. Some may be from churches sharing that evangelical brand – but I would guess most parents and children haven’t a clue what they are supporting.”
From the article: Laura Richards, the founder of the anti-stalking charity Paladin, says of the 49 deaths: “These figures are unacceptable. Many of the men identified through these figures will be serial abusers who target multiple victims, over time escalating to murder. These are the most dangerous of cases—they are murders in slow motion—yet women are still not being believed or taken seriously when they report to police.”
As an Autistic Woman, My Biggest Barrier to Care Is Sexism (Laura James, Broadly)
The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to World Photo Collection on Flickr. It shows a fruit stand with different fruits stacked in piles. At the front of the image is a pile of pinkish-red pomegranates, with one fruit cut open so the pink seeds are visible. Behind them, piles of green apples and oranges are visible. To the side, there are tangerines and kiwi fruits.