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: google.com/amp/s/lawandcr…
A general, accessible (and terribly titled) summary of sterilization in the US: mic.com/articles/53723…
On slavery, racialization, and eugenics: Jenifer Barclay’s essay on “The Greatest Degree of Perfection”
academia.edu/6796906/_The_G…
Deirdre Cooper Owens on racialization, experimentation, and the birth of American gynecology: ugapress.org/book/978082035…
Alison Kafer’s “At the Same Time, Out it Time: Ashley X” (Ch. 2), on quality of life and disabled sexuality and sterilization: muse.jhu.edu/book/23617
Bruce M Z Cohen on the psychiatrization of deviance and institutional abuse: palgrave.com/gp/book/978113… @BmzCohen
NO MÁS BEBÉS, a documentary on the sterilization of Mexican mothers in LA: pbs.org/independentlen… @NoMasBebes
The Buck v Bell court case on sterilization and “feeble minded” individuals: embryo.asu.edu/pages/buck-v-b…
National eugenics and the sterilization of Native women: cbhd.org/content/forced…

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