Disability debates 1
I think there is a legal definition for disability, and I think that what it goes into is more the affect a disability has on your life and the preception that other people have that you have a disability. That has been increased by society to create an enviornment that creates an idenity a cominality of experience. I think the corect statement isn't that everyone has a disability but everyone can become disabled.
I think that a disability; becomes a disability when an adaption for that disability isn't a seamless connection in society. Eyeglasses are seamless no one thinks of vision as a disability if eyeglasses correct them; the common little kid wants to get glasses at times cause it is cool. I don't worry about talking to a professor about them, and feeling like I am a burden for having them. I guess as much as I want to be yay yay disability the thing that makes us a community in a lot of ways is that we feel oppression and by creating a community of disability we are creating a voting and an entity that has power too and not just oppression. In a lot of ways disability pride alows us to create self confidence, acceptance, political power, and a connection. Creating a community and commonality is like political power 101 and has been done in every community you can think of. Including an effort to make columbus day a holiday to prove Italians/Catholics can be American.