Disability As A Myth And The Myth Of Disability Essay

816 Words Oct 19th, 2014 4 Pages
Disability is seen as a myth with many different mythical ideas, but should we really believe everything we see or hear? In this article, the author addresses certain myths about disability. He mainly wants us to accept the fact that, “Normal” is also considered a myth and that disability itself is not automatically mythical either. Dolmage does this by drawing our attention to all the different myths he is proving wrong throughout this article. The main point of this article is to show how many different myths there can be about individuals with a disability. The article is essentially telling us not to believe everything we see or hear. The author is also proving that not all these myths are true which is why they are considered myths. In the conclusion of this article, the author states that “normal is the myth that sublets all the other disability myths within its broader real estate”. He also points out that “disability itself is not necessarily mythical”. Throughout the text, Jay Timothy Dolmage shows different types of techniques in order to prove the main idea including charts, section headings, and notes about what was discussed in the article. The first technique that is being used is when the author gives us a chart at the beginning of the text of some myths, their description, and an example. For example, he gives the myth “Disability as a Sign of Social Ill” and describes it to be part of an irregular society as a characteristic. In the next column, the author…

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