Interesting analogy but HIV/AIDS is not an essential element in defining
oneself as queer. The identity of qyr still exists with or without AIDS.
I do take the point though and appreciate the analogies that can be drawn.
Keep talking everyone.
At 07:51 AM 6/9/99 -0400, you wrote:
>The titles escape me at 7:30 am, but it occurs to me that queer theory
>might be of use here-- how prevention or curing of the illness AIDS and all
>complications that arise from it, --does not also mean the erasure of queer
>identity or of advocating for gay rights. Now before someone gets all
>huffy about sexuality itself (those who've been on the list for a while
>will remember contentious debates there), I am merely suggesting that one
>could look at queer theory for how it has dealt with a similar issue, at
>least in theory. Marian, anything from the Deaf/deaf perspective which
>might be of use here? (Can we tell I'm working on my dissertation
> >To all
>>I have been reading the postings and have a few questions and a few
>>offerings of my own, you must excuse the philosophical nature of my
>>Is disability social oppression or bodiliy difference?
>>Is it both or do I have to fall on either side of the oppression/difference
>>dualism. Personally I see it as both simulateously.Yet very little studies
>>seem to be done on the body as a thing-in-itself, except a socio-political
>>construct. Why is this, it is possible to look at the body in a non-medical
>>but also with less emphasis placed on the social.
>>A statement such as "Preventing disability is a good thing" and "inclusion
>>is a good thing" are not contradictory, one can wish that no more
>>disablility be no more and yet want disabled people to be included. It is
>>not contradictory to me but complementory. However, I am undecided on the
>>prevention issue, when does family guidance become aggressive social
>>eugenics? But perhaps that is too strong.
>>Excuse the fragmentory nature of this posting.
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