Eugenics in Society: A Sociological and Historical Consideration
Eugenics, or the prenatal selection of human beings, comprises two different types: the old eugenics, based on coercive measures; and the new (or liberal) eugenics, based on individual choices. The main objective of eugenics, however, has never changed since its birth at the end of the 19th century. Disability studies address social environments that urge such selection (or exclusion) of people with disabilities, and claim social reform rather than disseminating the new technology of eugenics. On the other hand, victims of the old eugenics must be compensated, as their human rights were violated. This is especially true for the Japanese society, in which non-voluntary sterilization was practiced primarily in the 1950s and 60s.
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