Stephen Hawking – Bad Obituaries

I wrote for NBC about the death of Stephen Hawking, arguing: A life like Hawking’s might easily fall into one of two ableist (discrimination or stigma based on prejudice and misconceptions about disability) tropes: The “supercrip” and the body/mind split. In the former, his accomplishments might suggest he “overcame” his disability. In the latter, his … Continue ReadingStephen Hawking – Bad Obituaries