Disability In The Myth, By Jay Timothy Dolmage

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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 …show more content…
When he talks about something specific he then will put a number at the end of the sentence. This number then represents which note to read at the end of the page. The notes are there to further explain a certain topic or something that may be harder to understand. For example, in the section that talks about disability myth test, he numbers the sentence that talks about identifying disability myths in a given text. At the end of the page he then explains this further by giving examples and also by giving more details about how to identify disability myths in a text and what to look for. He does this in order to help the reader better understand what they are reading and show examples of it. A lot of times, the notes at the end of the article will give a source on where the information came

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