disability

Popaganda: Designing for Democracy

Political observers often blame people for not voting. But we don’t often stop to examine what barriers keep people from voting—or make them feel like it’s not worthwhile. On this episode, we examine our democracy as a design problem—and explore what structural issues are built... Read more »

Biopower to the People: Fitness Trackers Are Redefining What It Means to Be a Human Subject

Order has always been a human ideal—has it become a defining category of a worthy life? Read more »

There Is No “Good Place” For People With Disabilities

If a simple, seemingly painless limp doesn’t exist in heaven, do people with disabilities? Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

Sing a New Song: Trump’s National Anthem is Not About Allegiance

After we engage in battles about the National Anthem, patriotism, and cheering LeBron’s “U bum” retort, it’s imperative to drag Trump, Trump supporters, local representatives, and our community back into the fray that Trump so desperately evades. Read more »

More Than Our Machines: Aesthetics and Prosthetics in Sci-Fi Film

In the future, you can lose all your limbs and remain enfranchised. Read more »

Human Subjects: Should We Rely on Technology for Transcendence?

For the diehard technophiliac, the true calling of implants and cybernetics is to create a human no longer wracked by the vicissitudes of their own flesh. Read more »

Popaganda: Invisibility

Invisibility is the theme of Bitch magazine’s summer print issue. What are we not seeing in our films? Who are we not hearing from in our media? Despite having more technology than ever before to broadcast ourselves into the... Read more »

A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labor Economy: (Centered by Disabled, Femme of Color, Working Class/Poor Genius)

Imagine if we were respected for our care labor, but also allowed to be more than our care labor. Read more »

Popaganda: Life in Late Capitalism

“Late capitalism” is a phrase that was first used by Marxist theorists at the turn of the 20th century. Over that time, it’s been used in different ways by different people, but right now, it’s popping up all over as a both funny and cutting term to describe the absurdity and lack of dignity that... Read more »

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