Pagan Festival, international day of workers’ solidarity, distress call – the first of May means many things to many people. And consequently it gets picked for other things as well.
Overnight some folks in New Zealand were writing for Blog Against Disablism Day – an effort to get folks to treat disabled (or handicapped) people with more respect. I have a lot of sympathy here. Disabled people face many of the same issues that trans people do – that is they have been defined by society as being somehow medically inferior to the rest of humanity. As a consequence they get condescended to a lot. It can’t be much fun.
Elsewhere May 1st has been declared Buy Indie Day – a day on which you are supposed to buy a book from an independent book store. Which reminds me that I still need to look into the Indie Bound affiliate scheme.