Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Access: Fighting seclusion with…, in reply to Sacha,

    Thanks for posting that Sacha. I will pass it on. Some of us are going to the Health Select committee next month to speak on our petition about Ashley. This all helps.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Access: #DisabledAndCute, in reply to WaterDragon,

    I think it is a generational thing. Personally, I wouldn't use the word 'cute' for anyone over 2 years old. But reclaiming such a warm and approving word can also be powerful.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The next four years,

    This report from Michael Moore is disturbing. Trump is already future-proofing his reign.

    Michael Moore
    19 February at 11:23 ·

    Just so you understand: The rally Trump is holding right now near Orlando, Florida is, as his aides are calling it, "an official Re-Elect Trump 2020 campaign rally." On Inauguration Day, Trump filed the legal papers with the Federal Election Commission to establish the "Re-Elect President Trump 2020 Committee." No president has ever done this. Today's rally is sponsored by and paid for by "Re-Elect Trump 2020". I'm serious. This is happening. Trump doesn't intend to leave until January, 2025. He'll be close to 80 then. His filing, this rally, is his way of saying, "PRESIDENT FOR LIFE." HIS life. Not exactly "a Reich that lasts 1,000 years," but when you're a massive narcissist, you don't really give a shit about a thousand years from now -- just the years when you're going to be around to do the damage. Over 50,000 rabid Trump faithful have shown up to this massive rally now underway. This airport hangar can't hold them all. My crew, unbeknownst to the Trump operatives, is inside. Welcome to Nuremberg. Florida.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Murder – it’s not OK., in reply to Sacha,

    Dunedin has recently hosted a really good research project about intellectual disability and the law, with an aim of educating the judiciary. Just a pity that it didn't appear to include autism, if this report is any indication.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Murder – it’s not OK.,

    The language about autism and the diagnosis itself in this report of the Dunedin murder are both worrying and probably inaccurate. People with autism do not become premeditated killers. Similarly with school shooters etc – it is becoming acceptable to ascribe autism. But I would suspect an alternative condition.

    The very few documented cases of killing by autistic people (usually of care givers) happens during extreme behavioural meltdowns. Not premeditated.

    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/court-news/autistic-spectrum-disorder-recognised
    This public use of a diagnosis of autism worries me.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Murder – it’s not OK.,

    Good. The movement towards an inquiry into historic abuse is gathering steam. I think I wrote about it a couple of years ago as it is one of my ongoing research interests - those disabled children sent away from their families and those disabled people in the back rooms of the institutions need justice even if they are no longer around to tell their stories. Some good journalists helping and some powerful people getting on board. This will have to become an election issue. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11799369

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Murder – it’s not OK.,

    One of Greg O'Connor's first tweets after setting up his @GregOhariu twitter account was about the Knox case. It will be good to have him as a politician who is informed about the issues from personal and professional experience. Worth watching.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Murder – it’s not OK.,

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  • Hard News: Burning down the house to…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    He also has a son with those 'high and complex needs' we've been talking about recently, and is on the board of Hohepa. He might have useful things to say about improving disability support..

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2985 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Murder – it’s not OK.,

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