which suggests to me that it does, in fact, happen
do you mean overseas or here?
It points to unaddressed deep cultural/moral assumptions about who 'deserves' to have rights and who doesn't. Otherwise, how we *become* disabled would be irrelevant. Activist Wendi Wicks has compared it with our old UK-derived notions of the 'deserving poor'.
If we do not name and unpack for enough of the public those silent underpinnings, no amount of lawyering will move governments. It's a long fight.
he indifference of networks to commissioning a documentary
Hoping they see this episode as a small proof of concept.
30 years ago gay rights should have been awarded in an afternoon session in the beehive but bigotry dominated reason for 3 decades.
Reckon. Was a privilege to discuss this with Johnny Givins after the show. He observed that the law changes before culture and practice do. I recall being stoked as a straight man witnessing the spectators at the Hero Parade opening our collective arms in celebration not just 'tolerance'. Felt like the culture had caught up (even if only in that place).
I really do not understand how some bigots are so scared of the world and the diversity of human experience in it. Yet they so clearly and harmfully do.
It was so difficult for me to comprehend, even at the time, that I might feel so self conscious. After all, I have always used a wheelchair to get around and people have always stared.
Sounds like a striking emotional experience. Thank you for telling us about it.
"We want the judiciary to rule on this", said Uber public policy associate Ben Brooks at an Auckland hearing today on submissions for an inquiry by the Transport and Industrial Relations select committee into the future of New Zealand's mobility.
Select committee member and Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway asked Brooks and NZ operations manager Richard Menzies why Uber was continuing to run a business in a way that is illegal. Brooks said "We're encouraging them to work that way. The NZTA is saying it's illegal and we're contesting that."
Clearly breaking the current law is not something a court will waste time arguing about.
Uber spokesman Richard Menzies hopes the rules will be changed
Someone is issuing dodgy WoF/Rego stickers in Northland. To be consistent, NZTA will just go after the drivers not the issuers, right?