Introducing students to various models of disability, this course will explore the assumption of asexuality and “innocence” often ascribed to disabled people. We will consider the practical issues and variations in sexual experience for people living with disabilities, and examine many ethical questions including: medically assisted sex; intellectual disability and consent; caregiver relationships; sex and institutionalization; disability and sex workers; pornography and fetishization; and reproduction, eugenics, and sterilization. We will also explore the vast intersections of disability and LGBTQIA identities.
Instructor: ST. PIERRE, Joshua
Days & Time: T/R, 12:30 - 13:50
Prerequisite: Any 100- or 200-level WGS (or W ST) course, or Department consent