Guest post by Will Sherwin. I’ve been interested in Spinoza and Deleuze’s question, “what can a body do?” and the potential it has to focus attention away from the usual “what’s an ideal body?” and “how do I become an ideal body?” Here’s a conversation between Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor on walking, disabilities, social oppression, etc.


Here’s another video from a woman with autism standing up for her way of communicating with the environment and resisting the pathologizing and dehumanizing of her communication.  She starts using words around 3:11: