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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Blogging against disablism

Lady Bracknell's dear friend, the Goldfish, has suggested that May 1st should be devoted to blogging against disablism.

Her ladyship's editor has sought permission to write in her own voice on the day in question, a request which has been readily granted.

The Goldfish and her anonymous helpmeet have provided an image for the day:

Blogging Against Disablism Day
Lady Bracknell, whose own eyes grow somewhat dim with age, had thought the object in the centre of the image was a three pin electrical socket rendered in faux stone by a trendy interior designer. However, she is assured that it is actually a photograph of a wrecking ball hitting the side of a building.

Of course, one does not have to be disabled oneself in order to be opposed to discrimination against disabled people. (Lady Bracknell deplores homophobia, for example, although she is straight as a die herself.) Non-disabled persons who blog should not, therefore, feel that they are automatically excluded from the day. Lady Bracknell is sure that their contributions will be welcomed.


Blogger The Goldfish said...

The Goldfish meant to thank Lady Bracknell earlier for including this event on her illustrious blog. :-)

6:36 pm  
Blogger Katie said...

Well done for your support your ladyship, I feel we should all join young Goldfish's pleasant cause.

11:10 pm  
Blogger R said...

But it's not the first of May for ages yet!

I might even write something. Maybe.

11:17 pm  
Blogger dotandcarryone said...

I feel that this is an event well worth supporting, but forgive me if I query whether I qualify as disabled or not, being about to draw my Old Age Pension.

I sense that many people regard the ravages of age as just that, and not "real" disability, even though I have to walk with a stick and am on permanent medication.

2:39 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

If one requires a handsome walking stick for one's daily perambulations - as opposed to having taken to using one solely as a stylish fashion accessory* - then, in Lady Bracknell's opinion, one has every right to consider oneself disabled.

*"Pimp canes" are, it would appear, currently le dernier cri in certain circles.

4:53 pm  
Blogger dotandcarryone said...

Thank you, Lady Bracknell, for your endorsement. Although very new to the "blogsphere", I will endeavour to support this good cause to the best of my poor ability.

6:46 pm  
Blogger Katja said...

I am embarrassed to admit that I couldn't figure out what the three holed item was either; perhaps a prehistoric bowling ball? So thanks for the explanation.

8:36 pm  

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