Eighty-three percent of disabled women experience rape or abuse, often at the hands of caretakers. And without a way to report their violations, the perps frequently go unpunished.
“Special needs” indicates that the needs of the disabled are extra, and that can be a matter of life or death.
It's not just people with disabilities who are at risk. Half of non-elderly Americans have preexisting conditions and could find themselves uninsured, sick, and out of luck.
The mother of a child with a rare genetic anomaly is constantly asked by strangers what's "wrong" with her son. Does she owe them an answer?
Black women are culturally silenced—even on the left, and especially among white feminists. Which is one reason many women of color sat out last week’s Twitter boycott.
As the writer considers whether to become a mother, she reveals this nation's long history of depriving the right of parenthood to the disabled—which continues to this day.
The media’s obsession with stories like the mom who graduated with her disabled son portray us as needy, undermining our fight against a devastating health-care bill that threatens our lives.
The writer, whose son has cerebral palsy and autism, offers a potent example of how the sick and disabled will suffer under the Republicans' merciless health-care proposal.