Re: [disabilitystudies] Abuse, hate crimes and domestic violence
- Hi Mark,
I did not see that paper, but on same issue I wonder what people think
about enlarging the parameter of what we call crime and violence.
I've been questioning why we find that its OK for people to help us-
without our consent. If its not OK to touch a stranger -non-disabled
without their permission, Why is not a crime when someone touches us without
out permission and ends up hurting. even if its as they put it trying to
help? My impairment have been made worse. often times when I walk outside
some individual or other wants to help, so they pull and hold my arm
really tight, I end up getting hurt, should I not have the right to sue?
The law seems better in the UK & Australia, Can you guys pursue that?
----- Original Message -----
From: "mark sherry" <markdsherry@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 4:47 PM
Subject: [disabilitystudies] Abuse, hate crimes and domestic violence
> Hi all
> We started a discussion a little while ago about abuse, hate crimes
> and violence in the lives of disabled people. I said some things
> about my work in this area, and a number of people emailed me.
> However, due to my brain injury, I had a series of fits, 2 or more
> every day since these emails, and for a while, lost my ability to
> So I would like to re-start the discussion, if that is ok.
> There are some articles which I have never been able to get in
> Australia. One which sounds very interesting is in a journal called
> "Journal of Disability Policy Studies". It is by Margaret Nosek,
> Carol Howland, and Mary Ellen Young and is called "Abuse of Women
> with Disabilities - Policy Implications".
> Has anyone seen this article? Does anyone have a copy of it? COuld
> anyone send it to me? MY address is
> Mark Sherry
> 20 Konda Street
> Qld 4074
> If you are interested in this topic, you should check out a wonderful
> publication entitled "'Women With Disabilities and Violence' - A
> Report of the National WWDA Violence Workshop" by Women With
> Disabilities Australia. You can find the details of the book at
> The document is wonderful, and I would recommend it to anyone.
> Sorry if I have been slow in responding to anyone's emails. My
> ability to communicate has been greatly reduced. I have been trying
> to say words, but because of aphasia, I have been coming out with
> nonsense - like I wanted to say that my leg was sore and what came
> out was "we all agree that good field position is essential". I dont
> even know what that was about!
> Another day every time I tried to talk, it just came out so jumbled,
> with numbers coming into my head instead of words, and losing the
> ability to actually remember how to make words come out of my mouth,
> I couldn't actually speak.
> So please bear with me if I have been tardy in replying. I do really
> appreciate everyone's opinions, and I really like getting email from
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- The August 2000 issue of the TASH Newsletter (Vol. 26, No. 8) has an article
entitled "Violence Against Women with Developmental Disabilities: The Hidden
Violence" by Catriona Johnson (pp. 22 & 23). Mark, if you want it and have
trouble getting it, let me know; I can send it to you. (TASH is the current
name of the organization that used to be called The Association for Persons
with Severe Handicaps.)
School of Education
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St. Bonaventure University
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Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 13:47:44 -0800 (PST)
From: mark sherry <markdsherry@...>
Subject: Abuse, hate crimes and domestic violence
We started a discussion a little while ago about abuse, hate crimes
and violence in the lives of disabled people. I said some things
about my work in this area, and a number of people emailed me.
However, due to my brain injury, I had a series of fits, 2 or more
every day since these emails, and for a while, lost my ability to
So I would like to re-start the discussion, if that is ok.
There are some articles which I have never been able to get in
Australia. One which sounds very interesting is in a journal called
"Journal of Disability Policy Studies". It is by Margaret Nosek,
Carol Howland, and Mary Ellen Young and is called "Abuse of Women
with Disabilities - Policy Implications".
Has anyone seen this article? Does anyone have a copy of it? COuld
anyone send it to me? MY address is
20 Konda Street