Abstract

Chronic illness is a major cause of disability, especially in women. Therefore, any adequate feminist understanding of disability must encompass chronic illnesses. I argue that there are important differences between healthy disabled and unhealthy disabled people that are likely to affect such issues as treatment of impairment in disability and feminist politics, accommodation of disability in activism and employment, identification of persons as disabled, disability pride, and prevention and "cure" of disabilities.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 17-33
Launched on MUSE
2001-10-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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