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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