Blogging Against Disablism Day: Ableism and Abuse

by Cara May 1, 2010

Trigger Warning for graphic descriptions of neglect and abuse against people with disabilities. Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day, which takes place on May 1st of every year. At this blog, I tend to write an awful lot about different forms of violence and abuse against women. I’ve talked in the past about various ways [...]

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Blogging Against Disablism Day: On Depression

by Cara May 1, 2009

Note: I was really hesitant to write this on Blogging Against Disablism Day, but it is a subject that has been on my mind a lot lately. It was after reading that writing on mental illness is very much welcome, that there is a language amnesty on this day, and specifically Amandaw’s comments encouraging people [...]

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Day of Blogs 2008 has begun!

by Cara July 26, 2008

This is where I will be writing for the Day of Blogs to benefit RAINN. The first post is even up — only 47 more to go! Stop by, read, comment and show your support. I’m sure that I’ll need your help and encouragement to make it through! Tweet

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Update on Day of Blogs

by Cara July 25, 2008

Look at that, we’re 92% of the way to my Day of Blogs goal! So close — and as I’ve said, wouldn’t it be great to surpass that goal? Now’s the time to give! Thanks again to everyone who has contributed so far. I’ve decided to set up a little sub-blog for the day of [...]

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Day of Blogs

by Cara July 21, 2008

UPDATE 2: I take back the previous update — the people have spoken, and credit cards seem to win. So I’ve upgraded the account and now you can give however is most convenient for you. In fact, paying with a credit card may of right now be preferable, as it will make me feel better [...]

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Blogging Against Disablism

by Cara May 2, 2008

I’m very sorry that I missed Blogging Against Disablism Day, yesterday. I’m even more sorry that I don’t have much of anything to say on the subject right now. I would like to note that less than a year ago, I didn’t know a damn thing about the disability rights movement. I was only vaguely [...]

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Blog About The Congo Rape Epidemic

by Cara April 14, 2008

Yesterday was the day to blog about the Congo rape epidemic. As Sunday is my day off from blogging, I missed it — but as I always say when I come in late to these things (a specialty of mine), it’s better late than never, and it’s not too late for you to participate either. [...]

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Why We Can’t Afford to Dismiss Nick Eriksen

by Cara April 3, 2008

You may have heard that two days ago, a British politician was revealed to be behind a far-right blog that spews prejudice at every turn. Among Nick Eriksen’s most offensive comments were those regarding rape (trigger warning). The Standard can reveal that Nick Eriksen, the BNP’s London organiser and the second-highest candidate on its list [...]

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Cara April 1, 2008

I just wanted to drop a quick note to acknowledge that today kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click the link for more ways to get involved. Here’s one suggestion: if you haven’t noticed the badge in the sidebar, April 3rd is Blog Against Sexual Violence day, scheduled to coincide with A Day to End [...]

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International Sex Workers Rights Day

by Cara March 4, 2008

As I briefly mentioned earlier, yesterday was International Sex Workers Rights Day. I missed it; I didn’t know that it was going on until I’d already posted for the day, and I just didn’t have the time for a second post. So I planned to write about it today instead. I felt slightly guilty about [...]

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