ERIC Number: EJ612393
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Toward a Theory of Disability and Gender.
Gerschick, Thomas J.
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, v25 n4 p1263-68 Sum 2000
Presents a theory of the connections between disabilities and gender, arguing that because bodies are so central to gender, people with disabilities are vulnerable to being denied gender recognition. Though both sexes experience devaluation and discrimination when disabled, being disabled further diminishes women's already devalued status. For men, masculine gender privilege contradicts the stigmatized status of having a physical disability. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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