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Alaina Leary at Teen Vogue:

How Disfigured Villain's like Wonder Woman's 'Dr. Poison' perpetuate stigma

Similar to previous linked articles here, but includes a wider critique of media by including Voldemort, Darth Vader, and others.

Game of Thrones

Tue, Jul. 11th, 2017 05:43 am
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Neda Ulabe for All Things Considered at NPR:

Game of Thrones finds fans among disability rights activists too

You can read or listen to this piece.
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Ariel Henley writing at Bustle:

As a woman with a facial disfigurement, this Wonder Woman villain pisses me off

This post contains spoilers for the film, and a looping gif. Contains references to WWI and suicide of veterans.

Linked in the above article is this older piece about Bond films:

Why are so many Bond villains disabled or disfigured? I ask the producers

There is an autoplay video ad at the top of this page.
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The Tardis is Inaccessible: Disability in Doctor Who by crippledscholar

https://crippledscholar.com/2017/06/12/the-tardis-is-inaccessible-disability-in-doctor-who/

Contains some spoilers for the show.

Wonder Woman

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The linked article contains some spoilers for the film

The Wonder Woman Movie's Treatment of Disability, by Carly

https://medium.com/@carlyrm/the-wonder-woman-movies-treatment-of-disability-34dd3df945a5
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From April 2016

by Elsa S. Henry

So, You wanna write a blind character?

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/04/20/elsa-henry-so-you-wanna-write-a-blind-character/

content note: brief description of eye trauma
I have not read the comments
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[Content note: discussion of psychiatric hospitals in the link]

The Atlantic is currently calling for reader notes from people who have spent time in psychiatric hospitals either as patients or as staff. E-mail to contribute is hello@theatlantic.com

Here's the discussion thus far: https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/12/tell-us-have-you-spent-time-in-a-psychiatric-hospital/510512/

While I can't guarantee that this particular conversation will be productive, I will say that in general, I tend to like the discussions that come out of reader notes posted on The Atlantic. The combination of curating the reader notes and publishing notes from a wide range of readers means that the discussions are often nuanced and thought-provoking. Plus, in this case, I'm really grateful to them for posting the original note from Eva even though it wasn't prompted by a specific article or news event.

[Mods: wasn't sure how to tag this -- let me know if I should change anything!]
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http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/07/26/star_trek_beyond_is_more_diverse_but_forgot_about_disability.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_bot

"Star Trek Was Among the Best Franchises at Representing People With Disabilities—Until Star Trek Beyond"

By Marissa Martinelli

"But for better or worse, Star Trek has always made an effort to address disability’s place in a utopian future, and more radically, to suggest that it does have a place there. In an era where cancer can be cured with a hypo spray, characters with disabilities are not magically “fixed”; in fact, practicing genetic engineering is strictly forbidden after the Eugenics Wars. Instead, people with disabilities are accepted, their lives improved by advanced technology, increased accessibility, and progressive social attitudes."

Nicola Griffith

Mon, Apr. 25th, 2016 11:47 am
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Science Fiction Author Nicola Griffith writes about Coming Out As A Cripple, and the need for greater accessibility in the world:

https://nicolagriffith.com/2016/04/25/coming-out-as-a-cripple/

Warning for presence of a known troll (WS aka Beetlejuice) in the comments.

One Link 11/18

Wed, Nov. 18th, 2015 11:55 am
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Hello everyone. Earlier this morning a friend sent me the following link, and I'm wondering if anyone has seen or heard about this. It sounds very cool.

http://www.theblindcafe.com/about/
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Catching up on a few posts

Mari Ness: World Fantasy Convention 2015 -- Disability and Accessibility
https://marikness.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/world-fantasy-convention-2015-disability-and-accessibility/

Mari Ness: New Accessibility and Disability Policy
https://marikness.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/new-accessibility-and-disability-policy/

File 770: Mari Ness posts World Fantasy Report and a New Personal Policy
http://file770.com/?p=25970
(some faily stuff in comments)

one more link

Fri, Nov. 6th, 2015 06:24 pm
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Redefining Heroism by Jennifer Bohlman
http://disabilityinkidlit.com/2015/11/06/redefining-heroism/


Science fiction and fantasy tell us that anything can happen, and yet disabled people are often told that their narratives don’t fit into the genres. If anything can happen, why can’t we be heroes too?
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Tariq Moosa at Polygon: Your Body isn't your World: The Heroes of Mad Max and disability

About the Mad Max video game and franchise.

Playing as Max, experiencing characters with disabilities, is a reminder that we can and should create worlds that treat respectfully those so often forgotten - if games want to be more inclusive. It makes us feel welcome, it makes our enjoyment that much more personal: I have little doubt this feeling of empowerment has shaped my perception of what many consider a mediocre game.

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