I think that was a very clever line. It absolutely made sense in terms of character—that’s exactly what that version of the Doctor would say. So it didn’t break the fiction. But at the same time it was a bigger line than that. It was partly Russell [T Davies] expressing how he felt about leaving the show because we were all leaving together. —David Tennant, The Big Issue, 2012
Gabriel Dawe’s site specific colorful installations seem like fragmented rays of light frozen in space. This body of work, ‘Plexus No.19′ was exhibited in the atrium of Villa Olmo in Como, Italy, in the context of ‘Miniartextil’ an annual exhibition of contemporary art linked, in one way or another, to textiles.
Another myth that is firmly upheld is that disabled people are dependent and non-disabled people are independent. No one is actually independent. This is a myth perpetuated by disablism and driven by capitalism - we are all actually interdependent. Chances are, disabled or not, you don’t grow all of your food. Chances are, you didn’t build the car, bike, wheelchair, subway, shoes, or bus that transports you. Chances are you didn’t construct your home. Chances are you didn’t sew your clothing (or make the fabric and thread used to sew it). The difference between the needs that many disabled people have and the needs of people who are not labelled as disabled is that non-disabled people have had their dependencies normalized. The world has been built to accommodate certain needs and call the people who need those things independent, while other needs are considered exceptional. Each of us relies on others every day. We all rely on one another for support, resources, and to meet our needs. We are all interdependent. This interdependence is not weakness; rather, it is a part of our humanity.
men tell us that they too are ‘oppressed.’ they tell us that they are often in their individual lives victimized by women— by mothers, wives, and ‘girlfriends.’ they tell us that women provoke acts of violence through our carnality, or malice, or avarice, or vanity, or stupidity. they tell us that their violence originates in us and that we are responsible for it. they tell us that their lives are full of pain, and that we are its source. they tell us that as mothers we injure them irreparably, as wives we castrate them, as lovers we steal from them semen, youth, and manhood—and never, never, as mothers, wives, or lovers do we ever give them enough.