The movie Murderball shows how people with disabilities are looked upon differently
then others who are not disabled. One way that may help disabiled people realize that they are
the same, would be to get involved with people like themselves. The sport murderball bring
people of the same norm together, to share a common interest that they are all able to participate
in. Murderball gives paralyzed people the chance to experience and to be involved in an athletic
environment. Although, it would be true to say that within this subculture, there is a subculture.
Not all people who are disabled approve of or play this sport. Many think it is too dangerous for
The movie showed a different portrayal of what paralyzed people have to go through
everyday. The portrayal of the athletes intimate lives was in no way disturbing, however it was
surprising. Realizing and seeing what they have to go through everyday just to get around is
shocking. People who have disabilities have to work as twice as hard as others. Do to the fact
that they don't have the same abilities as others do, life may become more of a struggle for them.
Murderball gives the disabled the chance to be around others who are just like them.
Some people who get involved in Murderball seem to become addicted to it. An example from
the movie would be the coach of the Canada team. This coach has his heart set on winning every
game, sometimes he got to be a little to much. But by watching this movie it is now understood
that murderball is one of the only ways they could be involved in sports, and that could be why
the coach is extremely involved in this sport. It could also be because murderball alters the
stigma of a person with a severe disability. When they are able to play a sport it makes them feel
better about their conditions. It gives them the chance to be a part of a very active norm with
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