AS246: Ania Bula on Living with Disability

Ania Bula has written a book called Young, Sick, and Disabled. Find it on amazon here. It’s about the challenges of living with disabilities and having everyone and their mother recommend things to you constantly. We talk about her life experiences as well as some reasons why society might still have a way to go in terms of being more facilitating and accepting of people with disabilities.

Here are some sources for studies referenced by Ania:

Re: Women’s Pain 
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/emergency-room-wait-times-sexism/410515/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11948057/Lady-pains-Are-doctors-not-taking-womens-pain-seriously-enough.html
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/05/11/3654568/gender-roles-women-health/
http://verilymag.com/2015/10/womens-health-emergency-room-wait-times-sexism
http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=fac_pubs

Black People Feeling Less Pain Belief:
https://www.statnews.com/2016/04/04/medical-students-beliefs-race-pain/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/04/do-blacks-feel-less-pain-than-whites-their-doctors-may-think-so/
http://thegrio.com/2016/04/06/study-some-medical-students-think-black-people-feel-less-pain-than-whites/

People of Colour and Meds: 
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/black-children-pain-meds-er/story?id=16231146
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/black-children-pain-meds-er/story?id=16231146
http://www.colorlines.com/articles/study-black-kids-less-likely-whites-receive-proper-pain-treatment-er

In part 2, things got a bit heated with a debate on ableist language. You can listen to part 2 early by becoming a patron at http://patreon.com/atheist

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