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Weekly Summary!

So, in class this past week we talked a lot about the definition of disability. We asked ourselves if every culture really is disabling? We came to the consensus that yes every culture is disabling and there is no way to avoid that because of the different wants that people have.

A culture for some people is enabling, but for others it is disabling. There is no way around that. Some students in the class were unsatisfied with the reading of the week because it only gave the problem, not a solution. We also found ourselves discussing the passage in which it say something along the lines of "no family;no orphans, no school; no learning disabilities" and so on. We decided that these weren't necessarily true, specifically the no school thought. We also discussed whether or not people grow from the disabling aspects of their life, such as being an orphan. Some of us thought that not having certain things is not too big of a deal because that is just how one would imagine their existence to be.

And then we talked about the disabling aspects of grades. We learned that some people really need grades to help them along and give them motivation, whereas other people find grades to be disabling because of the label they put on someone's intelligence.

Interesting discussions. I NEED YOU GUYS TO EMAIL ME STORIES ABOUT YOUR MEETINGS WITH ANNE ASAP!!!! CARTERIAN@BRYNMAWR.EDU DOOO ITTTTT!!!!

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