Thesis Paper: Disability is Commonly Viewed as a Tragedy
Disability is Commonly Viewed as a Tragedy
Traditionally, disability is commonly viewed as a tragedy, shameful, a disgrace of the result of human sin, and a consequent punishment from God. In fact, persons with disabilities are constantly seen as objects of empathy (pity) which produce guilt feelings in their families, professional associates, as well as the community (Harvey2009).
They are frequently viewed as a burden to others (especially to peers and workplace), to their family, to the society and to themselves. Persons with disabilities are often perceived to be hopeless, useless and tend to behave in an inappropriate manner at workplaces or their homes (Harvey2009). The aftermath of these perceptions is segregation and discrimination. To make it worse, if the person with a disability is a woman, the effect is even worse.