The Assault on Ashley

Papers & Presentations Friday, 23 March 2018 14:36
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The mutilation of this girl named Ashley should come as no surprise. By now the entire disability community is familiar with what happened to Ashley, the justification on the grounds of convenience for the parents/caretakers and the defense of these procedures on the basis of diminished citizenship by Peter Singer in the NY Times. Part of the outrage that some of us feel is simply that others are not outraged at all. This should give us pause. The uncomfortable question I would like to pose is simply this: to what extent are we complicit in this lack of outrage from the media and the general public?