Thinking about Same-Sex Marriage and Disability

The pundits are writing the story of “gay marriage.” It’s all about politics. It’s all about elections. It’s all about civil rights. It’s all about being on the right or wrong side of history. Newsweek stole an idea from Toni Morrison (who once called Bill Clinton “The First Black President”) and identified Barack Obama as “The First Gay President.” The New Yorker imposed a rainbow theme on the columns that adorn the front of the…
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The Moral of this Story

My body and I have always had a bit of an adversarial relationship. Scratch that! I will tell the unadorned truth: I have spent most of my life in an all-out war with my body. There was a time during which I “reclaimed” the word fat and filled my closet with tight-fitting skirts and low-cut blouses that made the most of my push-up-bra-enhanced cleavage. That, however, was the short-lived Battle of Politicized Youth and I…
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