disability rights


More than Double the Trouble: Another Way of Connecting

by Rachel MacNair An important idea for understanding how social injustice works is making the rounds. It’s called “intersectionality,” and it’s a specialized way of connecting issues. That makes it right up our alley. Many good examples of intersectionality  have been offered, but those of us familiar with the consistent life ethic can offer some…


Women with Disabilities Speak

(compiled by Rachel MacNair)  Alison Davis wrote in a classic article for the journal Disability and Society: Feminists, though accustomed to fighting for the emancipation of women, are failing to address this incongruous situation, and the double discrimination faced by women with disabilities.  This is partly due to the fact that they regard abortion as an unequivocal “right.”…