We Don’t Want More Beds, We Want Disability Justice
Beds transmute into a form of policing while simultaneously being promoted as an alternative to policing.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a crazy person in possession of an episode must be in want of a bed.
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In our constrained culture where public, raw grief is not socially acceptable, I fear that grief stories are being asked to do too much.
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“Accommodations are things that we need, and deserve, in order to lead our lives. But they’re treated—we are treated—like we’re trying to pull one over on the rest of society.”
In listings for old pottery that was not intended to be crazed, sellers will disclose what they see as damage: ‘Some crazing.’ Sometimes that’s how I feel. Some crazing.