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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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

How to murder a disabled kid and get away with it

There seems to be confusion over what are laws or not concerning disability. I'll first begin my explanation with an example Americans are likely familiar with, racial segregation. In the 1869 case of Plessy v. Ferguson the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of racial segregation as long as it was "separate but equal." This … Continue reading How to murder a disabled kid and get away with it

The queer issues of intersections between gender and disability

The other day netizens got really angry when I said that despite how I see my gender I don't consider myself trans. I've always admitted that I'm probably wrong since I'm not cis and any alternative ironically falls of under the trans-umbrella *cough**cough* As a kid, though, I knew exactly what my gender was. It … Continue reading The queer issues of intersections between gender and disability