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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. (doi:10.1177/0959353598084020) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:67312)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0959353598084020
Uncontrolled keywords: sexual violence, women, learning disabilities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 16:28 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67312 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McCarthy, Michelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-2516
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