May 1 was , and nearly 200 people contributed posts that have been rounded up at . The entries deal with a number of topics of concern to women with disabilities and disability rights advocates, including employment, education, parenting, health care, and sex.
Some of women-specific posts include:
- At Undercover Punk, this post addresses, among other issues, how women – because of how the system is set up and because they may be read likely to spend time out of the workplace or earn less than men – face problems when attempting to receive disability benefits through Social Security.
- Miss Waxie at A Comic Life, Indeed describes a clinic encounter in which a provider tried to steer her away from her needed medicines on the basis of possible effects on her future fertility.
- From the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, on the very high rates of sexual violence experienced by women with disabilities, and the need to remember all women when thinking about sexual violence.
- by SKM at Shakesville, on the devaluing of domestic and caretaking work that is considered “women’s work,” from the perspective of someone with a chronic illness.
A few of the blogs by and for women on disability:
- (click through for blog)
- (with lots and lots of links to additional blogs on disability)
There’s also a .
Please feel free to suggestion additional blogs and resources in the comments as well!