Media coverage of Prince’s death lingers over the fact that he was taking opioid medications, but there’s no surprise there. They were being used to manage his chronic pain, and using his as a figurehead for the “opioid epidemic” hurts addicts and patients alike.
Britain’s disabled people have faced years of austerity and a steady stripping away of social supports. The European Union has provided them with means for fighting back, which could make a Brexit devastating for them. Here’s why writer Philippa Willits will be voting to stay in.
Simultaneously we condemn and condone the frailty of youth, the barbaric poolside hedonism that spits in the face of all that’s proper and decent.
Surely we’re in Guy Ritchie country, style over substance? Think again.
Unlike traditional social protests directed either at politicians or the political system itself, these protests put the blame in a new active participant, Televisa, the media company that, according to protesters, supports the status quo while denying air time to the public discontent.
Despite the fact that it would cost the state less to retain their General Assistance benefits, the state is trying to claim it will ‘save money’ by ending this very basic assistance programme. Cuts deliberately target the most impoverished members of the community, and verge on eliminationist in nature.
What made House remarkable was the inclusion of a disabled character as the lead, and a working one at that.
To rail against the Internet today in 2012 feels much like protesting the printing press or electricity or modern medicine – pointless and self-defeating.
While Scandal definitely has some soapy aspects, it’s not as sudsy as offerings like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice and has the possibility of being a much more mature, emotionally complex, and savvy show.
Time banking isn’t a new concept–it’s been around at least since the late 1980s. But now that most people’s wallets are looking more threadbare than at any time since the Great Depression, this creative concept is catching on.