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I've been having quite an interesting week to talk about eyes and culture. As I read this essay I also (casually) came across a movie were the main characters gouge out the eyes of their employer, that and the reading have made me look in the mirror every 10 min to check if my eyes are still in place...

Now, about the reading, I agree with the idea that culture places a great emphasis on performance, when you are not able to adapt to a particular standard of your culture you are somehow considered disabled. It was interesting to considered a new approach to physical impairment and culture, but then again disabilities come in all forms, I for example have a serious social disability that would probably not even be considered as one if our culture did not place such emphasis on social interaction.



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