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THE HISTORY OF ATTITUDES TO DISABLED PEOPLE

DISABILITY FOSSILISED IN MYTHS, LITERATURE, THEATRE, FOLKLORE, BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

Stereotypes

Stereotypes are groups of attitudes which have little or no basis in reality and yet persist in cultures. Stereotyping reduces the individuality and character of people to false social constructs. This leads to name-calling and violence towards the subjects of stereotyping, undercutting the humanity of the victims.

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