THREAD // On forced sterilizations and ICE: This is not new for the US. Especially in closed-door systems like immigration centers, prisons, asylums, institutions for disabled people, etc., it’s a long-standing form of eugenics and social control. Sources below ⤵️
The current ICE issue:…
A general, accessible (and terribly titled) summary of sterilization in the US:…
On slavery, racialization, and eugenics: Jenifer Barclay’s essay on “The Greatest Degree of Perfection”…
Deirdre Cooper Owens on racialization, experimentation, and the birth of American gynecology:…
Alison Kafer’s “At the Same Time, Out it Time: Ashley X” (Ch. 2), on quality of life and disabled sexuality and sterilization:
Bruce M Z Cohen on the psychiatrization of deviance and institutional abuse:… @BmzCohen
NO MÁS BEBÉS, a documentary on the sterilization of Mexican mothers in LA:… @NoMasBebes
The Buck v Bell court case on sterilization and “feeble minded” individuals:…
National eugenics and the sterilization of Native women:…

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