Buying Ableism and Shit During the Pandemic

On social media, on TV, in the mainstream press, etc. endless reports have appeared about people “hoarding” toilet paper, getting into physical altercations in Costco stores over packages of toilet paper, searching for hours online to purchase toilet paper, driving around their deserted cities to find a package, and so on. I’ve also seen a […]

Feminist Philosophy of Disability, Women’s History Month, and IWD

March is Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD). In recognition of these occasions, the University of Michigan Press has applied a discount to a number of its publications relevant to women and feminism, including to my book, Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability. My book, the manuscript of which won […]

Back on the Anti-Ableist Hobby Horse Again

Question: What do Licia Carlson, Andy Clark, Leslie Francis, Sara Goering, Chris Kaposy, Serene Khader, Eva Kittay, Will Kymlicka, Monique Lanoix, Joel Reynolds, Cynthia Stark, and Jonathan Wolff have in common? Answer: All of them are nondisabled philosophers whose careers have been advanced with publications on disability. None of them has a disabled philosopher of […]

Structural Gaslighting, Racism in Canada, and Ableism in Philosophy

During the past week, I’ve worked on my presentation for the upcoming philoSOPHIA 2020 conference at Vanderbilt University. As I indicated in an earlier post, I decided not to attend the conference in person due to the air travel that my doing so would require. I’ve chosen instead to participate in the equally exciting Speciesism […]

The Unbearable Confidence of the Racialized Apparatus of Disability

“First and foremost, I aim to issue a caution . . . When addressing and identifying forms of epistemic oppression one needs to endeavor not to perpetuate epistemic oppression.” – Kristie Dotson (2012, 24) Several months ago, the moderator of the Teaching Disability Studies Facebook group, a group that had operated for several years, announced […]

Some of Our Favourite Posts from 2019

Here is a collection of some of our favourite posts from 2019. Of course, all of the installments of Dialogues on Disability (here) hold pride of place on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY too. Some of the CFPs that we posted over the course of the year were also amazing! If we missed one of your favourite posts, […]

Final CFP: philoSOPHIA 2020, Vanderbilt, May 14-17, 2020 (deadline: Dec. 15, 2019)

(A poster with the following information appears at the end of this post*) philoSOPHIA A Society for Continental Feminism 14th Annual Conference Hosted by Vanderbilt University and Kelly Oliver Plenary Speakers: Kathryn Sophia Belle (Penn State), Lisa Guenther (Queen’s, Canada), Tracy Sharpley Whiting (Vanderbilt) Plenary Panel: New Perspectives on Disability: Kim Q. Hall, Melinda Hall, […]

Dialogues on Disability: Shelley Tremain Interviews Kristina Lebedeva

Hello, I’m Shelley Tremain and I’d like to welcome you to the fifty-sixth installment of Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers and post to BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY on the third Wednesday of each month. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers […]

Posts on Ableist Language and Discourse

Due to the interest in my recent post “Weinberg and Barnes on Ableist Language” (the top link below), I have compiled a list of links to my earlier blog posts (on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY, Discrimination and Disadvantage, and New Apps) about disability and ableist language and disability and language in general, beginning with the most recent […]

Ageism in Philosophy*

Over the past few days, an ageist insult, “OK Boomer,” has circulated in philosophical contexts, including on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. I haven’t written anything about ageism for a while, but hope to do so again soon, especially given the close association between and indeed mutually constitutive and reinforcing character of ableism and […]