ARMCHAIR ACTIVISM

What is an armchair activist? As people with disabilities we are often not in the position to go to where the action is – or can’t afford the costs – or a myiad of reasons that prevent us from taking part in disability activism. But there is an important kind of activism that you can do – from home.

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An armchair activist might be a blogger – but not everyone feels has enough energy and ideas to blog. But there are still plenty of opportunities to get your views known.

Do you surf the net and cringe when you read what people say about living a life with disability? I do. An important part of disability activism is simple – read and respond to the what you read on the net with firsthand information about disability.

person with opaque glasses reading computer with huge font displayThis space is going to be the beginning of making that kind of activism easier. If you see something that offends your sensibilities as a person with a disability – post it here – that way others who share your life experiences can respond too.

This space is designed to be a place where people can come to find out what is being said about living life with a disability online, in print, or on the airwaves. This gives you the opportunity to respond with what you think. If we band together, we can make a difference.

Become an armchair activist!

Please use the following format—-

“The text of article, message board thread, online question, etc.”
Date. Location.
What a person needs to know to respond to it: snail mail address, internet address, or whatever.

Example:

“Ok. What is the proper term for what was once called a retard or mentally challenged person? Stop deleting the question..I want to know what the answer is”
July 4, 2008. Yahoo Answers!
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Av4LzmUYFCFSGgCuPIxT7HWC.Bd.;_ylv=3?qid=20080703111454AAfQTFe

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