Addressing ableism: Lessons from the problem of female feticide in India

Ramaswamy, Kavana (2017) Addressing ableism: Lessons from the problem of female feticide in India. Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, 27 (1). pp. 1-32. ISSN 1058-1006

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Disability, as a class-facing discrimination, and oppression in society is largely ignored. Often, discrimination based on disability is considered valid because there is a biological distinction that justifies the discrimination. This Article draws parallels between the discrimination faced by other oppressed classes (based on sex, orientation, race, caste, etc.) and the disabled using the social model of disability. The term "enabled" is used to refer to those who are not disabled to emphasize that disability and the lack thereof are both societal constructs. This Article highlights and analyzes narratives of abortion as a means to illustrate discrimination faced by the disabled population. Specifically, the Article takes cues from the way female feticide has been addressed in India to look at potential solutions to the issue of erasure of disabled persons.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Abortion | Female | Disability
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 06:00
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 06:00


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