Better-abled

October 16, 2016
(was 04.06.2014)

A fashion model with prosthetic legs… a musician who can’t hear… a writer who can’t see. Instead of disabled, differently-abled, handicapped – why not better-abled?

  1. Superpowers - Aimee Mullins

    Athlete and fashion model Aimee Mullins, owner of more than a dozen pairs of the most fabulous prosthetic legs you can imagine.  Her superpowers.

    For photos of Aimee Mullins CLICK HERE.

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  2. Asking for Help - Haddayr Copley-Woods

    Imagine what it would feel like if everywhere you went, people assumed you needed help… if complete strangers insisted on giving you a hand, whether you wanted it or not?   

     

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  3. Touching Sound - Evelyn Glennie

    Dame Evelyn Glennie is considered one of the greatest percussionists alive today.  She’s also deaf. 

    To watch/listen to her perform CLICK HERE.

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  4. The Problem With Men's Locker Rooms and Women's Restrooms

    When Donald Trump described his offensive remarks about women as "locker room talk," he implied that it's normal for men to engage in macho sexual braggadocio in gender-segregated spaces like men's locker rooms.  Two academic researchers trace hidden assumptions about gender and sexuality in other sex-segregated spaces:  public restrooms and sex ed classes. This episode produced in collaboration with www.theconversation.com

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