Disabled Women and the Feminist Agenda

  title={Disabled Women and the Feminist Agenda},
  author={Nasa Begum},
  journal={Feminist Review},
  • Nasa Begum
  • Published 1 March 1992
  • Philosophy
  • Feminist Review
Traditionally, there has been a tendency to view disabled people as one homogenous group with no gender distinctions. The reality of being a disabled woman and having a physical disability has to a large extent been overlooked by both the disability and feminist movements. However, there is little doubt that the dual oppression of sexism and handicapism places disabled women in an extremely marginalized position. Writing as an Asian disabled woman I want to open up a debate about the position… 
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