Traditional Family Values and Disability
Although society has come a long way in defying gender roles, I feel as though there is still a narrative that marriage and having kids = happiness. Particularly for women recently.
This can be harmful to people who are unable to achieve these so-called “life goals.”
Columnist, Sherry Toh from SMA News eloquently put into words exactly how I’ve felt about womanhood and the ableism that exists in conversations involving disability and fertility.
Read her column “How Elevating the Tradition Family Dynamic Fails the Disabled.”
Do you feel personally bothered and/or affected by traditional expectations? Tell us your personal experiences with these toxic ideals. If you’re a man, trans or non-binary, we’d also like to hear how this topic affects you too.
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