Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Sex & Disabilities--The Introduction

A few days ago I was visiting the blog of a woman whose views I admire a lot. BrownFemiPower has a wonderful site that you should definitely visit if my recommendation means anything at all. So anyway, I happened upon her post entitled "Disability and Social Justice". In it she discusses the way media interacts with individuals with disabilities.

What I appreciated most about it was that a sister without disabilities was actually taking up such an issue. In today's world, even really "enlightened" people often tend to act as if the most polite thing they can do is simply pretend that they don't notice other's physical disabilities at all. I'm not really one who supports the "color-blind world" idea, so you can probably infer from that how I feel about those who try to act like disabilities shouldn't be acknowledged.

After reading her words, I wrote to BrownFemiPower and thanked her for broaching the subject. In reply, she visited My Private Casbah and sent me a comment about my post regarding my recollection with Elizabeth in "Young, Gifted, and Black--The Struggle". She also left a comment asking me to elaborate on my feelings regarding her post.

It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but I think that criticism is flattery in its most intelligent assemblage. Since I agreed with much of what she said, I think it would be better for me to explain where I think I differ with BrownFemiPower. I have a lot to say about this topic, so I think I'm going to break it into several posts.


Daniel Rodriguez said...

Thanks for the comments at my blog, you are truly amazing!!-I have you mentioned on my latest post.

Mec said...

off topic reply to your post:

first, thank you for dropping by the blog I dedicate to my cancer-stricken nephew...

second, i'm so amazed and impressed at the grace you possess to continue living such a full life despite your illness... or whatever limitations it sometimes hands you

third, may you continue inspiring people to embrace life and love and live theirs with dignity and mirth

know that in another part of the world, someone is praying for you and your family :)

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Breez said...

You are such a trooper!!