The video and audio recordings of the outstanding symposium, “Feminism, Ableism, and Medical Assistance in Dying,” which took place last week as part of the Feminist Legal Studies Lecture Series at Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC, are now available. Among other benefits, the presentations provided sharp feminist analyses of euthanasia and sexism, the […]
Feminism, Ableism, and Medical Assistance in Dying, Mar. 13, 2023, UBC/Online
Sponsor: Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia When: Monday, March 13, 12:30pm-2:00pm Pacific Time Where: DLA Piper Hall, Room 104, and virtually EVENT DESCRIPTION This panel discusses Track 2 MAiD in Canada: medical assistance in dying for people with disabilities who are not at the end of their natural lives. Presenters […]
MAiD in Canada and How To Educate Yourselves About It
At the end of the month, I will speak to the Carnegie Mellon/Pitt M.A.P group about MAiD (euthanasia/medically assisted suicide). My presentation will address (among other things): the role of bioethicists in the production of an eugenic culture in philosophy in general and in Canadian philosophy in particular, drawing out the connections between the current […]
Feminist Reflections on MAiD and Compassion
The charge of fallacious slippery-slope reasoning that Jocelyn Downie, Udo Schüklenk, and other proponents of medically assisted suicide (MAiD) routinely direct at critics of the practice relies on an outdated juridical conception of power that has conditioned Western philosophy and on outmoded ideas about the self-originating character of the neoliberal subject’s freedom and autonomy that […]
Nathan Moore on the Exclusion of Disabled Philosophers From Philosophy, MAiD, and the Relation Between Them
On Monday of this week, Canadian disabled philosopher Nathan Moore, who was interviewed in the Dialogues on Disability series in October 2020, wrote a thread on Twitter about the exclusion of disabled philosophers from Canadian philosophy, in particular, and the profession of philosophy, in general; MAiD and the culture of eugenics in Canadian philosophy and […]
Is Resistance to MAiD a Feminist Issue?
The refusal of feminist bioethicists, (so-called) disability bioethicists, and feminist philosophers in general to address the expansion of MAiD (medically assisted suicide) and eugenics in Canada, albeit predictable, is nonetheless egregious, unethical, and goes against everything feminists should aim to cultivate. Indeed, this refusal should make disabled philosophers (and other disabled people) question the professed […]
Against Bioethics, Medically Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia
This post comprises a collection of (most of) my past posts about medically assisted suicide, the eugenic impetus of bioethics, and Bill C-7 in Canada. The posts are arranged chronologically in descending order beginning with the most recent relevant post from May 1.
MAiD, (Canadian) Bioethicists, and the Banality of Evil
Two or three generations from now, philosophers will look back in horror and shame at the role that Canadian bioethicists and philosophers played in the normalization of medically assisted suicide (a.k.a. MAiD) in Canada. In the seventh-anniversary installment of Dialogues on Disability that I posted last month, Isaac Jiang, with whom I composed the installment, […]
A Note to/About Jason Stanley; And Here Is My Presentation to Philosophy, Disability and Social Change 2
On Twitter recently, I wrote that although Jason Stanley and I share some commonalities, there are differences between us, an observation that he seems to have appreciated. One of the differences between us, I noted, is that I’m dangerous for philosophy and he’s not. (As one nondisabled feminist philosopher put it to me years ago, […]
The Disability Filibuster is Live!
The Disability Filibuster that I posted about on Sunday is now live. We were Zoom bombed twice shortly after we got started Monday evening and shut down temporarily. However, we were determined to resume as soon as the main organizers and media people at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), which has provided […]