Yes! Grip bars in ordinary cubicles would make them reliably usable for me and I wouldn’t need to take up a wheelchair-able space when the only problem I have is trying to not fall over.
I expect the same would be true if lots of people with balance issues, and many older people..
Thank you, and thank you also to Chelle.
This is a real issue; accessible bathrooms are not just extra big extra private bathrooms, some of us really do need them (even if some of us only need them some of the time). It's good to see it rephrased in a way that acknowledges the existence of all of us.
Woah there, this has made me really uncomfortable, which may not have been your intent.
I have a disability, but it is not a visible one. I sometimes need to use a disabled bathroom, and sometimes will be in there for a while.
It makes me extremely uncomfortable to hear, particularly from a disabled person speaking in such a high status forum, that when I "open the door to reveal [myself] as someone who didn’t need to use our facilities" it's normal (or even ok) for people to think I'm an arsehole.
Somewhere in this, at least partly well thought through, post it would be good to remind people that not everyone's disabilities are visible. You just can't judge anyone's disability by how they look, nor anyone's need for a disabled toilet by how able they look when they leave it.
Cycling as a mode as a transport... whatever I happen to be wearing plus usually a cycle short mesh liner under the skirt/dress. The liner isn't guaranteed, particularly if it's just a supermarket dash or something similarly short. That said, it does depend on the time of the month and I have been known to switch from jeans to baggy cycle shorts and a liner when I really wanted the padding.
When cycling for the purpose of cycling (cycle touring, stretching my legs for a few hours on a sunny day) definitely a baggy cycle short plus mesh liner. On the top, layers depending on the weather, I have a favourite ground effect sport bra for hot days, then some kind of shirt. I also have a ground effect windfoil jacket which I absolutely adore, it somehow works far better than my other windfleece for cycling, I think because it's longer at the back and tighter through the arms.
Never, ever, lycra shorts :) I don't see any advantage in them over a mesh liner under something else, and they'd make me feel like I was being a pretentious serious cyclist wannabe :)
Thanks :) When I read the leg it looked like the list determination happened after the declaration in s179, and so would occur in parallel with recounts, which could lead to disproportionality if there was a change at recount.
Do you happen to know, is the decision about the number of list seats for each party set already? Or does it wait until after recounts?
My grandmother and her brothers and sisters got to choose their "name" about the age they started high school. This replaced all nicknames and was their name for life. Only one of them picked their legal name.
My grandmother's family was also originally Brethren, and also had a lot of less than obvious nicknames (Evelyn became Sally, for example). I've always assumed it was a sign of the times, but I now wonder if it was a Brethen tradition.
To restate a point from somewhere up thread.
Every time the media prints a little bit more detail it invades the privacy of Veitch's victim, it adds to her pain and, we could comfortably assume, her shame and humiliation.
Every time we sit here trying to figure out what happened to her, how long she lay in pain, how much of her body was how broken, how emotionally shattered she must be we invade her privacy, we add to her pain, shame and humiliation.
In my opinion we should leave the detail alone, we should leave her what privacy she has, and the self respect and self confidence she has rebuilt since she was attacked.
We don't need to know the detail, that's what the justice system is for
The thing I can most honestly offer her is the hope that if she ever walks down the same street as me I won't recognise her, that she won't see pity or prurient interest in my eyes.
24 hours and I am still boggled by the last sentence of the Holmes interview:
There is another harrowing meeting to prepare for as he fights, as he must, to save his career and his livelihood.
That paints a pretty disturbing picture of Holmes' world view. Why is saving his career and livelihood the must? Aren't there things that Holmes would think are worth more than that?