Friday, 5 February 2016

Weekend reading and viewing: 6 - 7 February 2016


Let me tell you how I feel
Kelle Hampton, Enjoying the Small Things, 2 February 2016
... A comment: “JFC. Why is it always about how YOU feel? Whenever you discuss Nella and her diagnosis, it’s always about how YOU feel about the challenges; not her. It says a lot.”

I don’t usually respond to troll comments, but this topic! ...


The Problem With Disney Princess Makeovers — Yes, Even This One
Elizabeth Kiefer, Refinery 29, 1 February 2016
While all of the looks the stylist team created for Maddy turned out beautifully — each and every character-inspired shot is spot-on — I still can't help but wish we were simply looking at Maddy herself, not Maddy reimagined as someone else ...

What New York Magazine got wrong about intellectual disability
Bloom, 29 January 2016
... one statement in the piece never should have made its way past a fact-checker. In talking about whether intellectually disabled women can raise their children, the author writes: “one of the signs of intellectual disability is a limited capacity for empathy.” ...

Should I send my child to a special school? Our path to inclusion
Catia Malaquias, Starting with Julius, 4 February 2016
... “Tell me what ‘special needs’ Julius has? I don’t think he has any. He has the same needs as any child … to be loved, fed, clothed, sheltered and educated – he might need a bit more help with having some of those needs met, but there is nothing ‘special’ about them, they are regular human needs.” ...

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