mcruer

The idea that Shakespeare’s Richard is “witty” and “clever” has been elaborated by a number of critics, who seek to explain what More cannot, which is how Richard is able to “trick” people even without them ever believing the conceit. This emerging tradition, which tends to focus on the ways in which Richard is attractive, both to other characters and to audiences, is bluntly summarized by Robert McRuer, who observes that Richard is “kind of hot” (297).
—  “Unborn and unbegot”: Richard III, Edward II, Richard II, and Queer History, MA thesis by Evan Choate, UBC. 

someone recently asked me how i managed to be like. so enthusiastic about daredevil and also be a disabled person with a strong disability politic without just absolutely hating myself for the cognitive dissonance of that

the answer is that i do not manage that and i do hate myself for it but the part of my brain that feeds me special interests does not care and enjoys to suffer doing media crit and god is there a lot to crit in daredevil

[D]espite the fact that homosexuality and disability clearly share a pathologized past, and despite a growing awareness of the intersection between queer theory and disability studies, little notice has been taken of the connection between heterosexuality and able-bodied identity. Able-bodiedness, even more than heterosexuality, still largely masquerades as a nonidentity, as the natural order of things.
—  Robert McRuer, Crip Theory (1)