Sexual violence against women with learning disabilities

McCarthy, Michelle (1998) Sexual violence against women with learning disabilities. Feminism & Psychology, 8 (4). pp. 544-551. ISSN 0959-3535. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Feminist researchers and activists have been criticized by women with physical disabilities for having often overlooked their experiences and contributions (Morris, 1991, 1996). If this is true for physical disability, it is doubly true for learning disabilities,(1) where outside of the small and specialist field of learning disability work, feminists and feminisms have traditionally not made reference to the experiences of women with learning disabilities, nor sought to make events, materials or ideas accessible to them (McCarthy, 1996). Over the past seven years I have been working in learning disability services focusing on sexuality issues with women (see for example McCarthy, 1993, 1994, 1996) as well as carrying out more recent academic research (McCarthy, 1997; McCarthy and Thompson, 1997). The observations and commentary in this article are based on that experience.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 11:17
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 14:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17443 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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