Posts tagged "disabled"

Kanye West Stops Concert To Tell A Fan In A Wheelchair To “Stand Up”

Holy FACEPALM. Last night at a concert in Sydney, Australia, Kanye West stopped the music to call out a few fans who hadn’t gotten to their feet when he told…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Mail Bag: How To Write About Disabilities

Last week in Today’s Lady News, I posted about a man in Connecticut who had his sexual assault conviction overturned by a court. Richard Fourtin, Jr. had raped a woman with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Girl Scouts Help Develop A Prosthetic Hand For 3-Year-Old Girl

A Girl Scout troop in Iowa, who calls themselves the Flying Monkeys, helped develop a prosthetic hand for a disabled three-year-old girl named Danielle. Geez, I wonder what kind of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Woman With No Arms Earns Her Black Belt In Taekwondo

Sheila Radziewicz, 32, of Salem, Massachusetts, does not have either one of her arms, but that hasn’t stopped her from earning her black belt in taekwondo! For her black belt…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

American Able Photo Series Spoofs Hypersexual American Apparel Ads Using A Disabled Model

Photographer Holly Norris says on her website, “Rarely, if ever, are women with disabilities portrayed in anything other than an asexual manner, for ‘disabled’ bodies are largely perceived as ‘undesirable.’”

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 5, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: VA Lawmaker Says Disabled Kids Are Punishment For Abortion

Disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy, Virginia Assemblyman Bob Marshall said in a press conference on Thursday. “The number of children who…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Here She Comes, Miss Land Mine Cambodia 2009

Cambodia put the kibosh on a “Miss Land Mine” beauty pageant today, forbidding women who have been injured by land mines to strut their stuff.

According to the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2009 - 7:30 pm