Fighting Words

Trainers Need to Start Learning How to Work With Differently Abled People

Trainers and gyms are failing disabled people in a lot of ways. Does changing this pattern mean changing an entire culture of ableism?
Mark Hay
Reproductive Justice

NYC's Inaccessible Subway System Is a Reproductive Rights Issue

Malaysia Goodson fell to her death while carrying her child and a stroller on a subway staircase on Monday. Some advocates believe her death is an example of why access to public transportation is a reproductive right.
Leila Ettachfini
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Frat Bros Behind Racist Video Sue School for Jeopardizing Their 'Success'

Five suspended Theta Tau brothers say the school is "branding them as racist" after their frat used slurs and mocked disabled people in offensive videos.
Drew Schwartz
mental health

Discrimination Against Your Partner Affects You Too

“It can help you remember, ‘Oh, wait a minute, I’m stressed. My relationship isn’t the problem here.’”
Melissa Pandika
Fighting Words

We Don't Need Events Specifically for Disabled People

Having a prom for disabled people only is just as bad as 'separate but equal.'
Ariel Henley

The Women in Wheelchairs Changing the World of Competitive Dance

"Growing up, I never had someone I could look up to who was in wheelchair. Everything was always about able-bodied people, so now to be able to be [a role model] for others is beautiful."
Monica Luhar

People Who Only Want to Fuck Smart People Created Their Own 'Sexual Orientation'

People who self-identify as sapiosexuals, or those who say intelligence is the most important sexual trait, are having a moment. Critics of the movement say it's at best pretentious and at worst discriminatory.
Steven Blum

This Gay Orc Dating Sim Is All About Inclusivity and Diversity

'Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim' explores sexual diversity, ableism in gaming, and our uncomfortable relationship with mental illness.
Toby McCasker