Eugenic thinking infuses some contemporary discussions of reproductive technologies, disability, public policy, and human futures. Some forms of eugenics have found
a receptive home in recent discussions in philosophy and bioethics and its worth understanding why that is. eg: in 2018, the journal Monash Bioethics Review published two papers—“Eugenics Defended” and “Looking into the Shadow: The Eugenics Argument in Debates on Reproductive Technologies and Practices”.
This session will encourage participatory reflection on how appeals to the concept of eugenics function in public discourse. Having worked together with eugenics survivors and others in the disability community over the past 10 years or so, Rob wants to explain why he take the standpoints of eugenics survivors and those in the disability community as crucial resources informing that discourse.