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CapriUni BS: CapriUni's blog: disability in folktales (228* d) RE: BS: CapriUni's blog: disability in folktales 12 Sep 11


Thank you for the reminder! I knew about Heidi and Pollyanna, but didn't know about the other two. And, to boot, I bet my local library will probably have "Heidi." at least. Of course these stories all say more about the condescending attitudes toward people (especially girls) with disabilities than what life with disability is actually like.

"The Secret Garden" has a boy who has an apparent disability (But it turns out he was just faking/was coddled). So ableism has interesting overlaps with sexism...


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