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Women with Disabilities: The Cultural Context of Disability, Feminism, Able-Bodied Privilege, and Microaggressions

Barbara J. Palombi

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744220
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199744220.013.0011

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Women with Disabilities: The Cultural Context of Disability, Feminism, Able-Bodied Privilege, and Microaggressions

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This chapter provides an orientation to the lives and experiences of women with disabilities (WWD); examines the relationship between WWD and feminist psychology, including philosophical differences between feminist theorists and disability feminist theorists; and focuses on therapeutic models that incorporate feminism and multiculturalism. The chapter also (a) addresses the behavioral impact of able-bodied privilege and microaggressions experienced by WWD; (b) describes behaviors within clinical practice associated with microaggressions; (c) provides resources to increase multiculturalism competency when working with WWD; and (d) presents a model of therapy that integrates multiculturalism and feminism when working with WWD.

Keywords: Disabled; women with disabilities; able-bodied privilege; microaggressions; feminism; disability feminist theories; feminism and multiculturalism

Article.  16213 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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