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Not Just an Able-Bodied Privilege: Toward an Ethics of Parenting

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores the ways in which reproductive capabilities of women with intellectual disabilities are understood and represented while remaining mindful of the discourses of control lodged at ... More


Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Michael Gill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Tracing the history of efforts in the United States to limit the sexual freedoms of such persons, using methods such as forced sterilization, invasive birth control, and gender-segregated living ... More


Reproductive Intrusions: The Fight against Forced Sterilization

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter investigates a recent court case in Illinois where a young adult woman with an intellectual disability petitioned the court to stop an involuntary sterilization procedure. The court ... More


Conclusion: Dismantling Ableist Assumptions

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

When we assume to know what is best for others, this knowledge can often actively hide or deny individual sexual self-determination. The challenge is to continue to forward sexual pleasure and desire ... More


Sexual Ableism Exposed

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The introduction provides examples of persons with disabilities and their respective sexual encounters. The issues discussed should provoke discussion about what we think about intellectual ... More


Sex Can Wait, Masturbate: The Politics of Masturbation Training

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

I explore a long history of masturbation training in the field of intellectual disability as one of the ways that individuals are taught to be sexual, effectively making expressions of sexuality a ... More


Pleasure Principles: From Harm Reduction to Diversity in Sex Education

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Sex education materials are prescriptive (or normalizing) in their sanctioned approach of sexuality for people with intellectual disabilities, even though individuals express their sexuality in ways ... More


Questions of Consent: Rethinking Competence and Sexual Abuse

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The strength of this chapter lies in an examination of pity and competence as thoroughly unhelpful constructs that perceive individuals who experience sexual abuse as deserving of pity and unable to ... More


Screening Sexuality: Media Representations of Intellectual Disability

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Characters with intellectual disabilities largely act as metaphors to facilitate unification of heterosexual family units. A character often symbolizes constructs of love, devotion, and family to ... More


Smashing Disability: Sexual Transgression and the Lady Boys of Bangkok

Michael Gill

in Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816682973
eISBN:
9781452950679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682973.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses an episode of the Internet reality television series The Specials, where a young-adult man with an intellectual disability expresses sexual desire for a group of Thai kathoey ... More


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