Anyone who follows me on twitter (@kazherine) is probably already aware of what this article is going to be about, but for those who don't, I recently witnessed a relatively popular celebrity generally ignore statements by autistic individuals in response to their belief that Netflix's new show Atypical provides a good representation of autism. I, personally, do not think Atypical portrays autism … Continue reading Twitter Celebs who are Ableist and don’t even realise it
In a word: chaotically. On the one hand, I'm expected by people to be a brilliant savant, capable of recalling endless streams of useless or erroneous information the moment they learn I'm autistic. Yet, on the other hand, I'm automatically dismissed or judged negatively when it's learnt that I'm also depressed. Because depression is silly … Continue reading Autistic and depressed? How does that work?
I came across this article by teen vogue via tumblr, discussing the disabled villain trope and the harm it does. Now, as someone who is disabled in a number of ways, this hits close to home. And I had a lot of thoughts about it. I mean, this is partially one of the reasons why disabled and … Continue reading Disabled Villains and the Problems they Present for Disabled People
Background: The Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict was a three-way conflict that occurred in the Balkan state between 1992 and 1995, following the collapse of the Yugoslavian Federal Republic in 1991 (Hammond, 2007). The collapse of the communistic regime, which saw the creation of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia from the former Yugoslavia, resulted in conflict arising between … Continue reading Two theories (Social Identity Theory, and Relative Deprivation Theory) used to analyse the Bosnia-Herzegovina Conflict with additional Conflict Resolution Methods used to resolve the conflict
I had a class on the psychology of conflict, and how leaders and wars are portrayed and perceived by public. What I found very interesting is that for us, as people, the names and associations we place on things are incredibly important. For example, when you think of the Northern Ireland Conflict you instantly focus … Continue reading The Power of a Name?