Tales of a disabled woman working at ableist, sexist workplaces

Tewari, Devyani (2021) Tales of a disabled woman working at ableist, sexist workplaces. Jindal Global Law Review, 12 (2). pp. 417-431. ISSN 9752498

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To me, personal is theoretical as well as political. Therefore, when exploring the question of how the workplace is an ableist as well as a sexist space for disabled women, I have linked theory to my lived experiences. My experiences are the starting point for my explication of how intersectional feminist theories on disability, spatial practices, silence, violence, and discrimination provide a source of strength, action, voice, language, and a name to experiences of disabled women of colour working in sexist and ableist workplaces. Relying upon intersectionality, I propose that disabled women are more vulnerable to sexual harassment at the workplace. I have drawn upon Sara Ahmed’s work on ‘girling’ and ‘gender fatalism’ to propose concepts of ‘disabling’ and ‘disability fatalism’. I conclude my feminist resistance project by asserting the necessity of intersectional feminist workplaces.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Disability | Gender | Intersectional feminism | Violence | Workplace
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 07:21
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2022 07:30
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41020-021-00151-8
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/497


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