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Breaking Silences, Demanding Crip Justice: Sex, Sexuality, and Disability

November 4-6, 2015

Wright State University

 

This conference will demand a proud claiming of disability identity that promotes disability as a natural and normal human experience that enhances, rather than diminishes, one’s sexuality. When asked anonymously their honest beliefs about disability, people generally describe disability as something that is abnormal, tragic, and to be pitied. When viewed this way, disability becomes something to treat, cure, or correct.  Furthermore, when curative measures are not possible, disability becomes something to tolerate, prevent, or eliminate. When people are asked what they know or believe about sexuality and disability, they indicate that people with disabilities are asexual, cannot have sex, or should not have sex. Ableist beliefs such as these perpetuate a culture of silence and sexual oppression for people with disabilities.

 

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SAVE THE DATE

Fourteenth Annual

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Volume 2, Issue 2, 2014 of Happenings, a publication of the Wright State University Women's Center, can be downloaded here.

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