Harvey Weinstein’s ‘false memory’ defense is not backed by science : The Conversation


As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of ‘false memory’ developed to explain away assault. Here’s why that notion itself is untrue.

Source: Harvey Weinstein’s ‘false memory’ defense is not backed by science : The Conversation

‘I was screaming for help but people looked away’


Unfortunately many people are ignorant of issues around disability, as they see the disability, but not the person.

They believe they are caring, but have no understanding of how care should be offered.

No one should assume that care is required, without contacting the person concerned. Just because a person has a disability does not mean their feelings and other senses are disabled also.

Everybody, no matter who they are wish to retain their own independence and therefore everyone should be respectful of others.

Before you act, think and consider how to proceed for no one should touch another without the expressed permission of that persons. This is also extended to any aids or adaptions that the person may have.

It is assault to make contact with a person without their permission and the act of touching a persons wheelchair or any other items of theirs is also assault, which is deemed a criminal act or should be as it is abuse

Do not ignore people, but treat them as you, yourself would wish to be treated, for you do not know the person like they know themselves.

The act of touching is further compounded when they are telling you not to do what you have done without their expressed permission.

They are not in the wrong, you are.

Ignorance is never any excuse.

Disabled musician ‘faces discrimination and abuse from other buskers’ | DisabledGo News and Blog


A disabled busker has been forced to complain to the police and his local council after being verbally abused by other buskers, and even being attacked by one of their children. Guy Stewart, an experienced singer, saxophonist and harmonica player, has been trying to establish himself in the city of Bath since moving to the area for family reasons. But he says he has faced discrimination and abuse from a small minority of buskers, who refused to allow him to play in the best slots in the city centre throughout the summer, and misled him about the system they used to share out the pitches. He said: “There are good pitches that bring in more money, but after a month of not being able to get even an hour on a good pitch I started to make further enquiries about how I could. “Due to my condition, I can only work up to three hours a day, so every minute counts. “I was told at least three different stories and after further questioning I was met with verbal abuse, intimidation and even an

Source: Disabled musician ‘faces discrimination and abuse from other buskers’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

Security industry silent on flaws in disability equality training for bouncers | DisabledGo News and Blog


By Raya Al Jadir and John Pring The security industry is facing accusations that its training and policies take almost no account of disabled people, and risk subjecting them to repeated discrimination at the hands of bouncers and other security staff. Disability News Service (DNS) has discovered that key documents laying out what the industry regulation body expects from “security operatives” make no reference to disabled people at all, while others make only fleeting references. The concerns were raised in the wake of an incident in which disabled campaigner Gary Mazin was allegedly assaulted by a door supervisor and refused admission to a bar in London because he was with his guide dog Gibson. A bouncer kept shouting “no dogs” at him, even after being told Gibson was a guide dog, and then pushed Mazin in the chest as he tried to move forward. After other customers supported Mazin, the doorman agreed to consult the bar manager and he was eventually allowed inside to join his friends.

Source: Security industry silent on flaws in disability equality training for bouncers | DisabledGo News and Blog