Menhera and me

More and more I'm seeing people mention the new street fashion in Japan called Menhera which is ridiculous because it's been around for a long time. It started around the same time as emo was taking off in the West, the beginning of the century, but at that time it had more to do with … Continue reading Menhera and me

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You look lame

Why did Superman wear glasses to conceal his identity? Why did that little accessory signal to all of society, regardless of culture or language, that he was the antithesis of everything Superman stood for as a social and physical body? Why would you never hit a man with glasses? I'm sure you've heard of social … Continue reading You look lame

Cable’s disabled childhood

As an X-Men character and member of the Summers family Cable has an extensive and convoluted story so I'm only going to cover a small glimpse of his childhood to look at his disability and disability narrative. Mutants are considered a marginalized race in the Marvel universe and mutation is used as a metaphor for … Continue reading Cable’s disabled childhood

Old disabled people are irrelevant

The social model of disability was created in 1975 by UPIAS (Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation) but was coined as "the social model" in 1983 Mike Oliver, a disabled academic. Disabled people didn't have a civil rights movement until the 80s and much like the feminist movement it was both allies and the … Continue reading Old disabled people are irrelevant