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GimpGirl Community Virtual Praxis II Event Slides Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Women with Disabilities
    Jennifer Cole (JennyLinArashi) and
    Katherine Mancuso (Muse Carmona)
    For more information on GimpGirl Community, visit: http://gimpgirl.com
  • 2. Statistics on Women with Disabilities
    20% of U.S. women have some kind of disability
    2.5 times as many as women without disabilities live in poverty
    More likely to have insurance, but less likely to utilize it
    Abuse tends to be more frequent, longer and by more people, and includes neglect and withholding of assistive devices and medicine
    Less opportunities to escape abuse due to lack of knowledge and outreach by professionals
    Seen as asexual, or as a fetish
    Isolation due to lack of knowledge, even among disability and feminist communities
  • 3. What We Bring
    Opportunity to experience the cycle of caretaker and care receiver at a younger age
    Ability see our own and perhaps other bodies as unique and powerful
    Can sexualize our bodies if we choose, even against dominant voices in society
    Can become successful mothers and partners despite being told it is impossible
  • 4. Weekly Meetings
  • 5. Networking Events
  • 6. Outreach and Education