Disability justice

19 de April, 2023

What is disability?

Disability studies emerged in the UK in the 1970s. Disability is no longer a simple expression of an injury or body limitation that imposes restrictions on a person’s social participation. Disability is a complex concept that recognizes this body, but also denounces the social structure that oppresses the disabled person. Like other forms of oppression regarding the human body, such as sexism or racism, studies on disability have revealed one of the most oppressive ideologies in our social life: that which humiliates and segregates the disabled body.

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