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Disability and Sexuality Resources

I have been doing some research on sex and disability, and thought I would share some of the links I have found. This will be useful for me in the future as a resource, and hopefully to others too.


Disability and Sex General Links

TRIGGER WARNING! Justice Department sides with 14-year-old girl raped while serving as 'bait' in middle school sting

wheeliewifee:

middlemarching:

So this happened in my home town, and it’s horrible. What’s even more horrible is that it doesn’t look as though any criminal charges are being brought against the adults at Sparkman Middle School who knew what was going on and allowed it to happen. Like I straight up don’t care where you’re from, this needs to have about 500% more media attention than it’s currently receiving. This happened in 2010, and has been so neatly covered up by my home town’s school board that I’m sick just thinking about it.

Here is the contact information for the Madison County schools administration. A friend of mine suggested titling any emails you send to superintendent with “Sparkman Middle School Rape Case,” just to drill home that in no way was what happened to this girl “inappropriate touching,” as was actually put into the school’s incident report. 

Major trigger warning for systematic ableism/abuse/sexual assault/etc- but this is important

Disgusting

gehayi:

Violent Relationships with Dr. Leelia Franck

Addendum regarding Marissa Alexander:

Alexander was released on bail on November 27, 2013. She is currently under house arrest. 

Florida State Prosecutor Angela Corey tried to get her arrested again in January 2014, on the grounds that she went to the bank and the grocery store in December 2013. Corey claimed that these errands were a violation of house arrest and that Alexander should be put back in prison. Judge James Daniel ruled that these errands were NOT a willful violation of house arrest and that Alexander had permission from the Duval County Sheriff supervisor responsible for “home detention.”

As of March 1, 2014, Corey’s office announced that it will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years, essentially a life sentence, if it succeeds in convicting her for a second time for firing a shot in the direction of her estranged husband and two of his children. [N.B. Corey claims that the bullet hit the wall, not the ceiling, and that Alexander was shooting to kill.  Everything else that I’ve read about this case  has said that the bullet hit the ceiling. I think that Corey is trying to climb to the governor’s mansion  using Marissa’s misery as a ladder.]

To quote the Free Marissa Now! Tumblr:

[A]s of July 21, 2014: Marissa Alexander was denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing and will move forward to a new trial, scheduled to begin Dec 8, 2014.

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petticoatruler:

dyscalculicdolphin:

capillaries:

thesiegeperilous:

straightallies:

Dyscalculator is a free IOS app calculator specifically designed for people with dyscalculia.

You can easily switch around and drag and drop numbers and the numbers are written out in words underneath where they are written numerically.

You can also choose to have the numbers read aloud to you.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dyscalculator/id508012847?mt=8

this would have been sweet for when i was in school. heck it might be sweet now.

OH.MY.GOSH.

Downloading this right now. I am so excited.

Mod here. I hope this is helpful for some of you—I’m really psyched to see assistive technology being made specifically for dyscalculics!

YES

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http://alltheladiesyouhate.tumblr.com/post/9337592455/five-gryffindor-head-canons-1-their-common-room

alltheladiesyouhate:

FIVE GRYFFINDOR HEAD CANONS

1. Their common room has not been redecorated in decades. Centuries, maybe. The Slytherins definitely win the award for redecorating the most frequently at once every two years, but even Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw redecorate every decade or so. The armchairs and four…

sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

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imminentdeathsyndrome:

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thinksquad:

Special-Ed Student Who Recorded Bullies Accused of Felony Wiretapping

http://www.vocativ.com/culture/society/special-ed-student-recorded-bullies-accused-felony-wiretapping/

Haha oh wow

Welcome to America where bullies get away with tormenting the weak kids in school and later go on to become police officers who beat, rape, and murder innocent people. [star-spangled banner plays]

The land of the (some people) freeeeeeeeeeeeee

And the hoooooooooooooome

Of theeeeeeeee

Terrible cops, ableism, and shitty laaaaaaaaaaaws

(Source: thinksquad)

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