Obstacles To Equality For Persons Living With Disabilities: A Decade Of Writings

tafmona By tafmona, 17th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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this page talks about how little has been written about disability, and the little progress that is being made

Disabilty Literature

When we look years back, it was very hard to find enough to read about women with disabilities. Though this has made a few steps from the past, we still see that there is still a lot to be learned and to be written about when it comes to the real experiences of the disabled women. Presently, we find that there is a vigorous move towards writing on disability issues of the disabled women, this in most cases has been contributed to by the disabled women themselves who have had a chance to get education and are in a good position to talk about the challenges faced by the disabled women in the society. We still need to go on with the empowerment of women with disabilities especially in the field of education, this will give them an opportunity to write about the real challenges faced by the disabled women hence awareness creation in the society as well as sensitization on issues of importance to women with disabilities. The area that needs to be highlighted the most is about the experience of being a woman and having a disability. This is the double handicap of women with disabilities. This will make the society aware and stop looking at women with disabilities as roleless. We need to encourage disabled women to write their autobiographies too.

There is need to show a clear status of how the disabled women have been disadvantaged in terms of education and also in matters to do with employment. These are experiences that negatively affect disabled women wore when compared to the way they affect the disabled men or even the women without disabilities. There is a big dilemma when we talk about disability rights and reproductive rights, these are issues that affect the disabled women more than we merely imagine. The women with disability face a multiple experiences of minority status, they have disabilities, they are women, they lack information even about their own lives and experiences they are facing a lot conditions that perpetuate the structural inequalities of their lives as disabled women. When these issues are well addressed, the thinking of the society will definitely change to the positive. The women living with disabilities need to always say they are disabled, they are female and they are proud and not feel as though being women and being disabled is unacceptable. This will even provide an opportunity for girls with disabilities to get role models from among the women with disabilities. The other things that need to be aired through writing are the sexual abuse and assault faced by the girls with disabilities.

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Disabilities, Equality, Obstacles, Writings

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I am a simple writer, I do much on disability, agribusiness and motivational speaking but I also touch any area that comes to my mind

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author avatar Colekdikit
17th Oct 2014 (#)

Admirable for in reading your article. thanks

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
17th Oct 2014 (#)

My mother had Parkinson's even now it is true there is very little literature involving disabled people, I did learn that the book Black Beauty was written by a disabled person.

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author avatar tafmona
17th Oct 2014 (#)

I have to look for the book, thanks for sharing

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author avatar viewgreen
17th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting literature... they must be the same or they have a priority for everyone... Thank you.

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author avatar tafmona
17th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks for reading my work

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
17th Oct 2014 (#)

Thought provoking article.

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author avatar Smileworld
17th Oct 2014 (#)

I admire you for writing about this topic. Indeed, the world needs to know the problems and how women with disabilities cope with them.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
19th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome and interesting post!

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