Thursday, September 1, 2011

Feminism and Disability Justice

Grrrl Style posted this nice essay on Sylvia Plath and how easy it is for people to dismiss her and her writing. The author does not use the words disability justice, but this is the word she might be searching for, since she is expressing how Plath's fierce depiction of her mental illness was revolutionary. Even today, mental illness is highly stigmatized, which discourages people from getting help and makes life for those who bravely do unnecessarily difficult. Disability justice and feminism are tied together, since both groups are marginalized and dismissed to maintain the status quo.

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