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The Move to Ban Plastic Straws Is Plagued by Ableism

For many people with disabilities, the issue of plastic straws isn't one of convenience, but of necessity.

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Aerie’s New Lingerie Campaign Is a Beautiful Smorgasbord of Representation & Inclusivity

This season of #AerieReal ads features real women–as in non-professional models–wearing Aerie products. The representation is kind of incredible. There are women of all sizes and body types, ages, and race, as well as women with disabilities, chronic illness, surgery scars, and other conditions.

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Disabled Representation in Video Games and the Cyberpunk 2077 Problem

CD Projekt Red’s new game, Cyberpunk 2077, was promising, at least from initial teaser art. Then game director Adam Badowski spoke at E3.

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Review: This Close Is the Kind of Authentic Representation That Makes Great Television

Far too often, though, even the stories that take us outside of our bubble are made by people firmly inside their own. It’s rare to see a creative team behind a media product that matches the diversity on the screen. Wonder Woman, for instance, with its female story and director, was still written by a man. That's why the new series, This Close, airing on the new Sundance Now streaming service is quietly revolutionary.

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Betsy DeVos Just Rescinded 70+ Guidelines That Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

Betsy DeVos continued her assault on the rights of American students this month, rescinding 72 guidance documents which explained the rights of students with disabilities.

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Why is Hollywood Following the Same Disabled Narrative?

Why do films about disability tend to follow the same path, and what does this path say about the people who go to see them?

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Did Star Trek: Discovery Just Introduce a Recurring Character on the Autism Spectrum?

Last night's Star Trek: Discovery was not only amazing TV, but should also quell the fears of anyone who watched the first two episodes and worried that they couldn't tell from the series opener just what kind of show they were getting. With Episode Three, "Context Is For Kings," we not only got super-clear about what to expect from the show, but we were introduced to an amazing cast of characters.

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This Biohacking Broadcaster Is Documenting What It’s Like to Adapt to A Bionic Hand

Nicole Kelly, a former Miss America contestant who was born without a left forearm, is documenting the learning curve with her new "bionic hand" on YouTube.

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Things We Saw Today: It’s Women’s Equality Day in the U.S.!

Today is Women's Equality Day in the United States, celebrated every year on August 26 to commemorate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

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Caitlin Is Not Groot: Finding Proper Communication Adaptations in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Representation is important because Caitlin gets to see aspects of herself. I get to see aspects of some of my parenting experiences, too, and that’s great. I want more, for both of us.

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Forget McCain – Thank a Red-State Protester, a Woman Senator, or a Disability Rights Activist Today

John McCain cast a crucial, life-saving vote to prevent the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - but the real work was done by thousands of ordinary, activist Americans and his Senate colleagues, Murkowski and Collins.

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Tainted Love: Fetishizing Disability in Yaoi Manga Ten Count

Rihito Takarai's Ten Count, has gripped readers with a dark and psychologically complex tale of sex, fear and exploitation. But, as well as making little effort to dodge the familiar trappings of yaoi, Ten Count adds yet more fuel to the fire by exposing readers to another problematic fetish in an already problematic genre.

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Glee‘s Lauren Potter Stars In World Down Syndrome Day Video With a Message Worth Hearing Every Day

#NotSpecialNeeds

Yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day, and to mark the occasion the Italian advocacy organization CoorDown teamed with other Down syndrome organizations to produce an awesome (and hilarious) video starring Glee's Lauren Potter.

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iPhones Are More Than Just a Luxury. For Many, They’re a Healthcare Investment

iPhones continue to be the most accessible phone option for individuals with disabilities, and they help people maintain their independence every single day.

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Everything You Don’t Want (But Definitely Need) to Know About Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s SCOTUS Pick

A Supreme Court Justice is the most important appointment a President can make. Trump has named his nominee and it's absolutely terrifying.

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When “Freaks” Become Stars: How Stranger Things Subverts Tropes to Defend Disabled Outcasts

If you lived in the suburbs in the 80s you could be anything you wanted. You just had to work hard and fit in, be a “regular kid.” It didn’t matter that my parents were divorced, a rarity for kids in my town. It didn’t matter that I was a bigger rarity. I was “handicapped” with Cerebral Palsy. I would have five surgeries before fifteen. Not surprisingly, what I really wanted was the magical escape childhood movies promised.

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6 More Features We Want to See in Pokemon GO

Forging new paths with a favorite franchise.

As creative and clever as players and organizations can be, they’ll always be limited by the gameplay itself. That’s why I’d like to see Niantic take a page out of their players’ handbooks and work to make the Pokémon World wider, more inclusive, and with more community-building opportunities than ever.

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Texas Girl With Prosthetic Leg Receives Doll with Same, Proceeds to Cry Happy Tears

In case you still needed convincing as to why diversity and representation is important when it comes to children's toys, allow me to submit this stunning and joyous example.

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Things We Saw Today: Here’s a Dog Who Paints With the Help of Its Human. You’re Welcome

Here's a dog that can paint with the help of its human. Jumpy's adorable, and you know you needed this video today.

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Things We Saw Today: Conan O’Brien & Steven Yeun Get a K-Pop Makeover

Steven Yeun and Conan made a trip to South Korea to make this music video with JYP Entertainment which is colorful and catchy. (Trigger Warning for epilepsy)

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