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David M. Perry
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Norm Macdonald and Dehumanizing Intellectual Disability
New piece on Norm Macdonald and his use of "Down syndrome" as a slur . Macdonald used the clinical term, Down syndrome, as an attempt to maintain his ability to make de facto "retard jokes"and use intellectual disability as a comedic punching bag without co...
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Donald Trump and the R-word
Donald Trump called Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded." Does it matter? Maybe. Kinda. Yeah . "Bad words are the least of the problems for disabled Americans, their families, and their communities, coming out of Washington under Trump. People with disabilitie...
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It's Ok to Study History!
Students pick majors based on what they think will get them jobs. They're usually wrong. A strong piece from @benmschmidt at @TheAtlantic - https://t.co/9LbqsmuZiU — David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) August 23, 2018 From the article:  This may seem like a round...
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On Straws and the Meta Context
Read this: SPEAKING OF STRAWS, my magnum opus is finally up on @BitchMedia https://t.co/t6jKJFIRV1 — s.e. smith (@sesmith) July 10, 2018
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Kalamazoo and the Future of Medieval Studies
A statement from Seeta Chaganti on #kzoo2018 and #kzoo2019 and the future of medieval studies. On the Medievalists of Color blog - A few thoughts: While I do not for see a future in which I go back to this conference for many reasons, I remain deeply concer...
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Story: Ableism in the Hospital
Every descent into the medical system for disabled folks, for everyone really but not equally, risks dehumanization. I wrote a story for Pacific Standard   about one such case . When @HennyKtweets went to the hospital, instead of getting help, she was mis-d...
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Going Forward: My book.
Last week, as many of you know, a group of extraordinary people in the disability community wrote an extensive critique of a 2016 media study that I co-wrote, making it clear that they were calling me out not only for the failings of the study itself, but a...
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The Staccato Rhythm of Twitter
At the end of last week, I started thinking hard about how I was spending my time. I would log into social media first thing in the morning and stay logged in all day, tweeting constantly in particular. Everything else that I was doing was happening between...
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On Journalism and the Ruderman Report
Dear friends, Last week I got rattled by death threats and decided to take some time away from social media to try and think more deeply and do some good writing. You can see more about the threats from the end of this article , as the author screenshotted ...
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On Hiatus
Last week I received a series of death threat tweets. They weren't credible death threats in which there's reason to fear action, but they have been weighing heavily on me. Until my book is finished, then, I'm going to try to step back from social media exc...
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