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The Privilege Paradox

Much has been written in recent years about the ‘scroungers and skivers’ rhetoric, with good cause. The relentless negative portrayal of disabled people by both the government and the general media has, arguably, resulted in worsening perceptions of disabled people … Continue reading

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I don’t want you to care . . . . . . .

Vulnerable, disadvantaged, poor, ill; disabled people are currently being increasingly described as all of these and more. Meanwhile caring, compassionate champions, ready to save these poor unfortunates, are suddenly crawling out of the woodwork. What’s going on? Well, I have … Continue reading

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Assisted living #2

Inevitably, people who are sick, terminally ill, or disabled are the first to be regarded as proper subjects for medically assisted suicide. People deemed vulnerable are in danger of being ‘legally murdered’: people deemed a burden are seen as too … Continue reading

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Worthless?

As I post this the UK House of Lords debates the Assisted Dying Bill for the second day. Advocates of assisted dying point to choice as their main argument, but for many people there is no choice – medics, in … Continue reading

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Assisted dying

Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, “to kill oneself”) is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Now, whether such a death, assisted as it would be by another, can still be called suicide is one for our learned … Continue reading

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Disability History Month

November 22nd to December 22nd is Disability History Month (DHM) in the UK: you can read more about it here. Having been around a while myself now (!), and being in the process of compiling a collection of pieces I’ve … Continue reading

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