• comedy,  disability,  disablism,  Uncategorized,  violence against disabled people

    >Comedians and Disablist Jokes

    >At the gig I went to tonight the headline comedian (Milton Jones) made a joke about people faking disabilities to get benefits. Which as you might imagine ruined my enjoyable of the rest of the show. I’m not going to share the joke here because I don’t want to give it “air time”. However I’ve since found an e-mail address for him and have let him know my thoughts on the matter. As it’s a subject which I don’t think gets the attention it should (Ricky Gervais, Frankie Boyle and Jim Davidson all being well known for doing the same but still popular) I thought I would share the e-mail…

  • awareness,  General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized,  violence against disabled people

    >In Memory of Brent

    >   I’m not very good at keeping up with the news and it’s something I’m working on this year as I really think I should keep up with current affairs more. I do read the headlines and any news story that catches my eye online and I listen to local radio and hear the news there every morning. So why have I heard nothing about Brent Martin? Why do I have only the slightest idea of having ever heard of his story at the time he was killed for “fun” simply because he was seen and was disabled? That was August last year and now their is a trial…