Comments on: Caught Inside a Paradox: How Cultural Representations Perpetuate Disability Stigma Changing the Cultural Conversation Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:13:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt Mon, 06 May 2013 01:39:01 +0000 Nice job on stigma – so obvious – and yet not until someone like you deconstructs it and shows you the inner workings.

Like you=a scholar.

I would add another category or two (but of course there are always more): people fear disability because they also fear getting old.

Which goes along with EVERYONE who survives is going to get hit somewhere along the way of life.

Another difficult category is people with ‘invisible disabilities’ – those of us who can ‘pass’ part of the time find it very tempting to just do so, and make our lives a little easier for a while.

And then, of course, you have ‘war,’ which takes ‘normal’ healthy young people and disables them.

Part of being disabled is that stuff isn’t designed for you – and ordinary life can be literally exhausting. I wouldn’t judge anyone.

I’m writing – that’s my way of dealing with it – a novel with one of the three main characters who also happens to be disabled.

Thanks for your writing.

By: Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:43:22 +0000 Both a link and a like are fine with me. :-)

By: Kimberly Theriault Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:29:09 +0000 a LINK IN MY BLOG, not a LIKE.. oops!

By: Kimberly Theriault Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:28:03 +0000 This was so well written and so convincing. I really hope more people read this and realize the error in “stigmatizing” any person; for any reason. I’ve shared it on all of my social media outlets in the hope that even one more person reads it. Would you be opposed to me putting a like to this in my blog post today??