Archive for the ‘Equality’ Category

Politics, Sport and Sexuality

Saturday, December 19, 2009 13:24 16 Comments

I’ve covered the issue of homophobia in football before in quite some detail, and so was interested today to see someone in another sport come out as being openly gay. This is the former British Lion Gareth Thomas, who is something of a high-profile player (ninth highest ever test try scorer) even if at 35, [...]

This was posted under category: Equality, Newcastle United, Politics, Sport

Racism: Infidel Papers and Counting Mohammeds

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 16:04 331 Comments

Now and again, I get those big chain emails forwarded on to me by people who think that they are funny, that the messages are inspiring, or that there’s certain information I just must know. I don’t tend to get these emails very often because I tend to work on the theory that if it’s [...]

This was posted under category: Equality, Media, Politics, Scams & Spams

Bloggers Blogging Against Disablism (BBAD does BADD)

Friday, May 1, 2009 20:28 22 Comments

Blogging against Disablism Day for me isn’t just about writing your own post, it’s also about reading what other people have to say, accepting I won’t necessarily agree with all of it, I won’t necessarily like the writing in some of it, but still an interest in what other people think and experience. From previous [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Blogging, Disability, Equality

Lip-service equality (BADD 2009)

Friday, May 1, 2009 0:01 37 Comments

BADD 2009 = Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009. I’m not disabled. I do however have a dodgy knee, which seems quite likely to cause me more difficulties as it gets older, so it is entirely possible that I will become disabled at some point. In fact, were I to live long enough, I suspect it [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Disability, Equality, Life, Public Sector


Thursday, April 23, 2009 19:11 19 Comments

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when the Goldfish turns BADD. If that makes absolutely no sense at all, then I’ll explain. The Goldfish is a fellow blogger who organises Blogging Against Disablism Day. The premise is quite simple: basically, you blog about disability, disability issues, disability politics, or something or other related to [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, Disability, Equality

Disabled Sex

Thursday, March 19, 2009 18:22 28 Comments

I was going to save this one for the Goldfish’s BADD, but as that is usually in May, and it’s only March now, I didn’t really think that I’d remember about it. A few days ago, I noticed an article on the BBC News which was about someone with Down’s syndrome: Otto Baxter is 21 [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Equality, Media

Children In La-La Land

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:40 34 Comments

Apparently, some parents think that their children should live in a world filled with fluffy pink cotton wool, ethnically cleansed of anything potentially offensive, controversial, or even anything that will make their children ask questions that the parents will have to answer. And these people are cockwits. Now, as a parent I understand that it [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Equality, Media

Isms Are No More!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 16:48 21 Comments

Now we’ve had a black president, various women premiers, and now the first openly gay head of state (Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir), I would appreciate it if the media would stop caring about the skin colour, gender, sexual preference, religion, and sexiness (or otherwise) of partners of politicians and concentrate instead on things that actually matter like [...]

This was posted under category: Equality, Life, Media, Politics

Giving Offense

Monday, November 10, 2008 0:01 24 Comments

There are some words you just don’t use in conversation. This post is going to discuss them. If you are likely to be offended by them, when used in context about the use of language (as opposed to them being used as a slur), then you might not want to read on. Oh, yeah, and [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Equality, Language

London With Wheels

Thursday, October 30, 2008 22:38 18 Comments

I’ve been to London. Well, I say I’ve but really ’twas the Clan Pickard: me, GLW and the two kiddies. We had a couple of nights staying with my Dad and his family in Brentwood (and the kids were delighted to see Grandad, Nanny and their Auntie and Uncle), and a couple of nights staying [...]

This was posted under category: Disability, Equality, Life