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Thank you Ali! You are so right that lack of access to education and assets/resources is more acute for women generally and particularly for women with disabilities – and that this has an impact on participation. There is starting to be a shift towards valuing lived experience, but much more needs to change.::
Mina – I love this reply. You are so right that too often, persons with disabilities are considered gender- (and sex-) less. I remember one woman with disability activist speaking to a women’s rights funder and telling them that she was tired of having her application forwarded to disability funders. She was a woman first! We humans do have trouble with complex and intersectional identities. We like to silo identities and issues and approaches. But life is so much more complicated and interwoven. Thank you for lifting this up!::
Hi Sue! True that women (whether disabled or not) play more support roles than men, and men (whether disabled or not) take the stage more often than women.::
So true! You have described many of the top barriers within the disability movement and the feminist movement.