Reblogged: If you can’t write, what rights do you really have?: Literacy and the exercising of personal rights
From Linguistic Pulse, some fantastic insights into how literacy privilege interplays with socioeconomic status.
This past spring, I suffered a relatively minor medical emergency having to have emergency surgery to remove my appendix. I recovered quickly and without complication thanks to the excellent medical staff who attended to me 24 hours a day for a few days as well as my support system, including my wife who stayed with me constantly and my friends and colleagues who covered for and accommodated me while I was unable to go to work (and even brought me meals!).
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