Real Bodies. Donne, disabilità e diritti tra rivendicazioni e riconoscimento

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is credited, among others, have contributed decisively to bring the level of international law the subjectivity of women with disabilities, recipients of a specific provision of law (Art. 6), and numerous references that are an expression of gender sensitivity. This attention has, of course, legal implications, where violations of human rights suffered by women with disabilities are finally made visible (segregation, forced sterilization, in the first abuse). Do not be overlooked even the social implications, given that prejudice and invisibility still characterize the lives of women with disabilities, victims of daily discrimination that affects as women and as disabled persons. The Convention puts its attention on this aspect, raising awareness about the need for action to combat the widespread prejudices. Finally, in short, it is recognized that even the daily experiences of humiliation and lack of recognition are occasions when human rights are violated. The Disability Studies and the Feminist Studies must be acknowledged to have major influence on the development of its awareness on the subject, although both have not paid adequate attention to women with disabilities, perhaps bearers of bodies and minds too different. The Feminist Disability Studies represent then a line of reflection that reveals its importance by virtue of the fact that centers of its investigation the experience of women with disabilities, privileged focus through which to inaugurate research that finally manage to combat prejudice and eliminate discrimination taking into account the daily experience of those who live with a disabled body. Are avoided in this way, both the biological reductionism, is the drift of radical culturalism, and finally becomes possible to recognize the elements of commonality between all individuals, who in their diversity name are entitled to equal recognition and are holders the same rights.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)59-77
Number of pages19
JournalITALIAN JOURNAL OF DISABILITY STUDIES
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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