What is an IQ? Explained through Star Wars

IQ is an abbreviation for the German term Intelligenzquotient (intelligence quotient) coined by psychologist William Stern in 1912. IQ tests work by determining a person’s “mental age” in comparison to their chronological age. Intelligence itself has multiple definitions ranging from measurements of logic, comprehension, emotional depth, creativity, etc. but the word itself is derivative from the … Continue reading What is an IQ? Explained through Star Wars

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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

Deadpool is disabled

Although not a mutant Deadpool is part of the X-Men franchise and what is X-Men? Disabled metaphors! But Deadpool is one of the (more than you would think) comic book icons who have real-world disabilities to take subtext to text. What I’m presenting to you now is an introduction to Deadpool in the specific context … Continue reading Deadpool is disabled

You have 30 days to be human, GO!

Seeing someone in pain usually triggers empathy and so you would assume friends and family naturally join the in as allies but it depends on what a person internalizes within those 30 days.