As promised, I am linking to the last of the 4 panel papers/videos of the discussion about Philosophy, Eugenics, and Disability at What Sorts of People. The final paper by Rob Wilson, entitled “Building Inclusive Communities Through Practices of Collective Memory: The Case of Eugenic Sterilization in Alberta.” begins with a brief philosophical discussion of the purpose and/or potential need for collective memory and the state of the field, but very quickly focuses in on a discussion of the Sexual Sterilization Act of Alberta that targeted differently-abled women for enforced sterilization on the basis of physician or caregiver say so. The latter also returns us to the case of McEachran’s involvement discussed in a previous paper. One of the really exciting pieces of this still forming research talk is information that Leilani Muir, the first person to successfully sue Alberta for wrongful sterilization, is writing a book about her experiences and the movement that built up around her case.
Again, please go check it out and sharpen what you know about the links between ability, eugenicism, and women’s rights.