Friday, February 19, 2010
A fundamental tenet of the contemporary disability rights platform is "self-advocacy" -- letting people with disabilities speak for themselves, rather than having others speak for them. (This is nicely captured in the slogan: "Nothing About Us Without Us.") In that vein, here is what Andrea Fay Friedman, the voice actress who portrayed the character with Down Syndrome in the controversial Family Guy episode has to say. A very interesting interview (HT Michael Perry). (And the interview DOES tie all of this nicely to Catholic Legal Theory, because she reveals that she works at a law firm.)
UPDATE: I was trying to link to the same article Bob Hockett identifies in the post above, but somehow messed up the link. I tried to fix it twice, and it's still not working for me. So use the link in Bob's post. It's well worth it!