Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Family Guy....

I watch Family Guy a lot. I even watch repeats I have seen before when there is nothing else on. I often am shocked at how they push the envelope and watched the 'Down Syndrome' episode with major trepidation.
Definitely not a good episode humor wise but I was not personally offended. I was pleased to see the character was played by a woman with Down Syndrome (Andrea Fay Friedman). I have watched Palin on Fox and also The View discussion and tried to get a sense of what people think out there.

Personally it appeared to me like inclusion with of course some jokes at her expense but they have done far worse in the past to other people and other disabilities (Michael J Fox etc).

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Interesting Article from Irish Times 02.02.10

My sister gave me a heads up on this article from the Irish Times last week, well worth reading a good news story when you constantly hear about cuts.