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Lecture 16

POL101Y1 Lecture 16: eugenics and sterilization poly sci


Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL101Y1
Professor
Randall Hansen
Lecture
16

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Monday, February 29, 2016
eugenic ideas and fired sterilization
Subject
-summary
why was eugenics sterilization so popular and why did countries force eugenics
sterilization policy adopted in some us states and why not in others
-^answer: it was adopted in states in which the superintendent of the home for the
“feebleminded/metal disability” supported it and where Roman Catholic Church
was too small, new or badly organized to block it
-roman catholic church tried to stop it
Why did eugenic sterilization not only continue but increase after ww2?
-Answer^: it did so because the pro eugenic sterilization lobbyists changed their
argument and embedded sterilization not in eugenics but in the rights of he child
in fear for population growth and i fear her welfare
-eugenics
eugenics science of encouraging breeding and the fit whilst discouraging breeding
among others
Rested on thee core ideas:
-hereditary
-feeble minded were outbreeding the fit
-heredity and outbreeding = someday country made of only feeble minded
supported by progresses; widespread support among eugenicist
eugenics a comprehensive programming effect
-family policy
the right ppl to have more children
-immigration policy
keeping inferior race to stay out of country
-sterilization policy
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