1st Australian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Difable Women: Marginalized Identities

Varinia Pura Damaiyanti
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Diversity and Inclusion / Women in Industry and Academia (WIIA)

Women in  their gender  identity  is  second sex, which is  the second  sex which means occupying the subordinate  position  of the first  sex   (male)  as  the dominant  position.  This is inseparable from the patriarchal  culture  that  places the position  of  women below men, as well as  women  have limited  roles, especially in public   spaces. It  cannot be  denied  until  now the  domestic  sphere  is  still  considered  as a responsibility of    women. What about women with disabilities  or people with disabilities? Disabled groups are a  minority  group  that has  been neglected for their rights. They are a minor, marginalized group, whose disability identity often    stigmatizes helplessness and  incompetence. Women  with disabilities, of course,  have  problems  that  can be said to be more  complex  than  'normal'  women in  general. Not  only  confined to patriarchal culture, the negative stigma  labeled  becomes  increasingly  severe  for  women with disabilities. This study was  about  women  with disabilities  who  experience  stigma,  not  only  stigma  against  women, but  stigma  against  difable  women. Their identity as  women with disabilities is an experience that represents  the marginalization of this minority  group. The subjects of  this  study were women with disabilities who were both married  and   unmarried. The  results showed  that the stigma labeled on  women with disabilities seemed to be an  identity  attached  to them. It  is  then even  believed by them themselves. Nevertheless, there is a subjective  awareness in these disabled women to then try  to  get out of the negative  stigma, but the support that is expected to come from people with disabilities. Their surroundings are less  felt. The research method used  is a qualitative  research method  with  a  symbolic interaction  perspective.  The theories used  are  George H. Mead's  theory  of  symbolic interaction and the theory of stigma  and  identity  of  Erving Goffman

Published in: 1st Australian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Sydney, Australia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: December 21-22, 2022

ISBN: 979-8-3507-0542-3
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767