Nothing About Us Without Us

Nothing About Us Without Us - Nothing About Us Without Us...

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Nothing About Us Without Us An Overview of Disability Oppression
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The Argument PWD around the world have been largely locked out of the political process as it applies directly to them Decisions made about their lives without their input PWD around the world have been largely locked out of the economic system A system that has forced poverty on 500 million people PWD around the world have been largely locked out of the social and cultural process Social isolation and widespread cultural stigma against PWD is the norm This is a major human rights catastrophe! It also points out a fundamental flaw in the world system Where is the social justice in such a world system?
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The Argument, cont’d The dominant medical model of disability and fails to understand and account for the real life experience PWD feel around the world Disability is more than a diagnosis The social treatment of PWD is a political statement Disability consciousness is emerging throughout the world to fight this political oppression This is the emerging political model of disability Despite all the diversity in the world, all the organizations that speak for PWD have taken up the following concepts: Empowerment Human rights Independence and integration Self-help and self-determination
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course RHB 493 taught by Professor Larson during the Spring '08 term at Stephen F Austin State University.

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