This is my final draft of my critical studies essay.
“Better dead than disabled” – How cultural and social attitudes have shaped representation of disability.
For my discursive essay I have decided to focus on a subject close to my heart and something I can relate to, disability. At present, disability is a subject that is more spoken about in the Media today but in my opinion is still not spoken about enough. After gaining new information from the lectures I decided I wanted to look at the censorship of disability in Media forms and why disability is censored out or ‘forgotten’ about so to speak. I want to delve into why disabled people are not present in films and television and if they are, then why not in a positive manner. Why are disabled characters used for comedic value and not taken seriously? I also want to look at why physical disfigurements are or were censored out in the past.