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ContentsPreface: Violations of Sexual Life
Introduction: Sexual Ableism Exposed
1. Questions of Consent: Rethinking Competence and Sexual Abuse
2. Pleasure Principles: From Harm Reduction to Diversity in Sex Education
3. Sex Can Wait, Masturbate: The Politics of Masturbation Training
4. Reproductive Intrusions: The Fight against Forced Sterilization
5. Not Just an Able-Bodied Privilege: Toward an Ethics of Parenting
6. Screening Sexuality: Media Representations of Intellectual Disability
7. Smashing Disability: Sexual Transgression and the Lady Boys of Bangkok
Conclusion: Dismantling Ableist Assumptions

About the Author

Michael Gill is assistant professor of gender, women's, and sexuality studies at Grinnell College.


"Already Doing It is consistent and radical in its insistence on pleasure as a gauge for thinking about discourses of intellectual disability. It is an indispensable contribution to the burgeoning scholarship on sex and disability."-Robert McRuer, author of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability

"This book will provide new and interesting ideas for many people (LGBT or not) working at all levels of primary and secondary school, whether as teachers or otherwise...If lessons and ideas from this book were fully taken on board, I could see a real difference being made to the way sexuality is viewed in school."-Sex Education"An accessible and interesting read."-CHOICE"Michael Gill's Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency is an important book at an important time in the history of sexuality and people with intellectual disability."-PsycCritiques"Provocative and thought provoking, the text, through specific examples, urges the reader to examine actual individuals and their varied sexual expression in a new light. A successful argument for rights of the intellectually disabled."-Lavender Magazine"A powerful call for the necessity of supporting sexual citizenship for persons with disability through liberatory action efforts that challenge sexual ableism."-H-Net

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