Obstacles To Equality For Persons Living With Disabilities: Discrimination Among Disabled Women

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discrimination Amongs Disabled women

The disabled women also face discrimination amongst themselves mostly depending on the severity of their disabilities. These issues revolve around social dimensions like class, race, ethnicity as well as sexual orientation. There are a lot of writings that have been done by the disabled women themselves especially on their personal experiences like being women and having disabilities, some of the issues they present include isolation, desperation, poverty, being powerless, theses they express in anger and bitterness and they wonder why other people are celebrating achievements, their strength, happiness and also fulfillment inspite of the daily struggles. The writings that have been done are seen to be talking about the different barriers that the disabled women face; the disabled women are seen to be worse off when compared to the disabled men and also the non disabled women. The disabled women lack economic security as well as social support and their access to sexuality and intimacy.

There is need to combine scholarly studies and feminist studies. This will help to explore the combined discrimination based on disability as well as gender. But the other challenge is that some writers have also presented the disabled women as roleless. And when the audiences here about this then they get new strength to discriminate against the disabled women and this leads to the stigma and discrimination that the disabled women face in the society today. The rolleless aspect that is attached to the disabled women comes as a result of the limited social roles available for them to undertake, there is also a very big absence of institutional means for disabled women to achieve adult roles thus making them to be treated as merely dependants who cannot even make decisions on their own including on matters affecting their own lives. The writers have also been biased when presenting issues facing the disabled women, we find that the writings are mostly done about women with physical disabilities, the women with mental or even those with developmental disabilities are not well represented and little if not nothing is written on their experiences. The areas that need a lot of exploration are the reproductive and nurture, the education sector and also the employment area. These areas affect the disabled women more than they affect the disabled men or even the non disabled women in the society.

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Disabled, Equality, Literature, Obstacles, Women

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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 viewgreen
18th Oct 2014 (#)

Very informtaive article, I guess you are an activist about... Thank you for sharing this information. :)

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author avatar tafmona
18th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks for stopping by to read my post

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author avatar Colekdikit
18th Oct 2014 (#)

Very informtaive article

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author avatar tafmona
18th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks for reading

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author avatar khushal
19th Oct 2014 (#)

nice post

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

Awesome and interesting post!

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author avatar Kingwell
27th Oct 2014 (#)

It is good to see someone with your knowledge writing about this. Blessings.

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author avatar tafmona
29th Oct 2014 (#)

thanks to all of you for reading my post.

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