Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dueling Dualisms

Black and white yin yang symbol
It seems like 90% of disability blogging is about a few fundamental questions:

1. Is disability mainly a disadvantage to overcome, or a social identity to embrace and explore?

2. Which is more important, making better disability policy, or increasing awareness and acceptance?

3. Should we try to be as open and understanding as possible with non-disabled people, or should we draw and reinforce strict social boundaries to protect ourselves?

Most disability blogging either poses versions of these questions or asserts answers to them. What other basic either / or questions make up the current disability conversation?