Boycott – Me Before You – “disability death porn.”

first_imgAlex Schadenberg – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition 26 May 2016The movie – Me Before You will be released in theatres across North America on June 3.The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is urging its supporters to boycott Me Before You to not give any money to the production of movies that perpetuate the ideology that death is better than living with a disability.We also urge our supporters to donate the admission price to either: Not Dead Yet (donation), Not Dead Yet UK (donation), Toujours Vivant – Not Dead Yet (donate through the Council of Canadians with Disabilities) or the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (donation).This is not a campaign to obstruct free speech, this is a campaign to oppose the “disability death porn” that this movie promotes.In the Me Before You plot (Will Traynor) a man who was paralysed in an accident, decides to die by assisted suicide at a Swiss suicide clinic. His family, who are incredibly wealthy, hire Louisa Clark, as his care-giver. As the story progresses, Clark falls in love with Traynor, but Traynor has decided that death is better than living with a disability. Traynor dies by assisted suicide in Switzerland and of course he loves Clark so much, that he leaves her an inheritance.What is most insidious about the movie is that Traynor’s suicide is sold as an act of love. For me that borders on what I call “disability death porn.”People with disabilities are fighting for social and attitudinal change. Me Before You perpetuates the idea, that death is better than living with a disability.To understand the disability perspective, I urge you to read the comments by people with disabilities concerning Me Before You.William Peace, a Syracuse University professor, known as Bad Cripple, wrote an excellent article: A Second Class Existence: Me Before You Gets It All Wrong.READ MORE: read more

Carragher sorry Messi not joining Man City

first_img Loading… “Standing back and looking at the numbers involved and the age of the player, I am not sure I would have wanted my team to sign him. “I wanted Messi in the Premier League and if he had gone to City I would have been delighted. Would he have made City better? Of course. read also:Messi returns to social media with photo of his boys “But Liverpool still beat Barcelona 4-0 – and Barcelona didn’t win the league this year and have not won the Champions League for a long time. “We are talking about one of the greatest players, but just because you get him there is no guarantee of success.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, is sorry Lionel Messi is staying with Barcelona. Carragher had hopes of seeing Messi with Manchester City this season. He said: “If you are asking me as a lover of football if I wanted Messi to come to the Premier League then absolutely, yes. “Did I want him to go to Man City? Yes, because I just wanted him in the Premier League. “I wanted to watch him every week – and it would have been amazing. “Did I want Liverpool to sign him? No. If I was a City fan, would I have wanted City to sign him? No.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew Aboutlast_img read more

Some Wheat Festival contest entries are due Friday

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — It’s that time again, when downtown Wellington comes alive for the 116th annual Kansas Wheat Festival! The annual event will be held July 6-10, with many activities, contests and entertainment planned.The first event will be the Baby and Toddler Contest, sponsored by Wellington Health and Rehab. The event will take place Tuesday, July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the basement of the facility and pre-registration is required. The theme is “I am SUPER!”. Age categories for boys and girls are: 6 months-12 months, 12-24 months and 2-3 years old. Late entries will not be allowed to participate, and all entrants must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place boy and girl. Entry fee is $10, and the deadline is July 5 at 3 p.m.The Kansas Wheat Festival Baker’s Bonanza will be held Wednesday, July 6 at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is required. The event is sponsored by Rivercross Hospice, Golden Living Center, Sumner County Farm Bureau and The River. Following the contest, a Baker’s Bonanza Bake Sale will take place at the Senior Center, 308 S. Washington, at noon.At 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, a horseshoe tournament will take place at Seller’s Park. Sponsors are The Dore Bar & Grill and Colby Zeka Insurance Agency.The Harvest Prince and Princess coronation will take place Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. during the Picnic in the Park at Seller’s Park. Children must be between 4-8 years old, and there are no exceptions to this. Registration must be turned into the Chamber office by this Thursday, June 30 at 4 p.m. No late entries will be accepted.Following the coronation Wednesday, the variety show will begin at 7 p.m. in Seller’s Park, with required pre-registration. The event is sponsored by Michelle’s Encore Dance Studio and Wedgewood Apartments.The Mayor Cookie Jar Contest, sponsored by the City of Wellington, will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Seller’s Park. Public voting for best cookie and best jar will be held and winners will be recognized.On Thursday, July 8, the Cow Chip Throw will be held at 6 p.m. in the 100 block of N. Washington. Following the Cow Chip Throw, the Bed Races will be held at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center. The winning team will receive the coveted bed pan trophy.The Wellington Lions/Rotary Tricycle Race will begin at 7 p.m. in Seller’s Park on Thursday. The event is sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts Inc.Sidewalk chalking will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 8 at the Methodist Church, with registration and check-in at 9:15 a.m. Age categories are: 4 and under, 5-8, and 9-12 years. Winners will be announced at 10:30 a.m. A Kansas Wheat Festival button is required to compete. Chalk will be provided.At 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Perplexing Puzzle Contest will be held at Brookdale of Wellington, 500 N. Plum. Pre-registration is required, with a limit of 10 teams.The third annual Donut Eating Contest will take place at 6 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of S. Washington, and is sponsored by the Daylight Donut Shop. The contest is open to participants age 6 and older. Entry forms are available at the Chamber, Daylight Donut Shop, or online.At 7 p.m. Friday, a Paper Airplane Contest will take place in Memorial Auditorium, and is sponsored by Kansas Gas Service. Entry forms will be printed in the NotiFlyer.The Tot Trot will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, for kids ages 5-12, and is sponsored by Wellington PTA.The Wheat Festival Parade, with a theme of “From Wheat to Wings,” will take place at 8 p.m. Friday in downtown Wellington. The parade sponsor is GKN Aerospace. Entries are being taken until Thursday, July 7 at 5 p.m. for those wishing to participate in the parade.On Saturday, July 8, the SSB Wheat Run will be held. The 5K race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the mile race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Both races will be start at C and Harvey, behind the Security State Bank, sponsor of the event.The Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in Seller’s Park. Food and concessions will also be available.From 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, the 33rd Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show will be held in Seller’s Park. The event is sponsored by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto and Machine.The 40th annual Slowpitch Softball Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Rock Island Fields, sponsored by Walmart. Pre-registration is required.At noon, the Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull will be held, with registration beginning at 11 a.m. at Seller’s Park. The event is sponsored by KLEY-KWME, Eagle Exteriors and Automart.A ping pong tournament will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wellington Recreation Center. It is sponsored by the Sumner County Young Professionals.The Hillside Baptist Church and First Baptist Church are sponsoring a Gospel Sing on Saturday, from 3-5:30 p.m. It will take place at the First Baptist Church, 201 W. Lincoln. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Deadline to register is July 6th at 5 p.m.On Sunday, July 10, at 9 a.m., the Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament will be held at McKinley Park, sponsored by Security First Title.The 40th Annual Softball Tournament will continue if there are enough teams left to keep playing, at Rock Island Fields, at 10 a.m.Stay tuned for additional details about other Wheat Festival events!Most contest entries and fees are due this Friday, July 1 for Wheat Fest contests. 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