Banning Queer Blood: Rhetorics of Citizenship, Contagion, by Jeffrey A. Bennett

By Jeffrey A. Bennett

In Banning Queer Blood, Jeffrey Bennett frames blood donation as a functionality of civic id heavily associated with the that means of citizenship. notwithstanding, with the appearance of AIDS got here the concept of blood donation as a very likely risky approach. Bennett argues that the nutrition and Drug management, by way of making use of photographs that in particular depict homosexual males as contagious, has labeled homosexual males as a risk to the kingdom. The FDA's ban on blood donation by way of homosexual males is still in impact and serves to propagate the social misconceptions approximately homosexual males that flow inside of either the directly and homosexual groups today.

Bennett explores the position of medical examine pointed out by way of those banned-blood guidelines and its disquieting courting to executive enterprises, together with the FDA. Bennett attracts parallels among the FDA's place on homosexuality and the ancient precedents of discrimination by means of executive enterprises opposed to racial minorities. the writer concludes by means of describing the resistance posed by way of queer donors, who both lie for you to donate blood or protest discrimination at donation websites, and by way of calling for those prejudiced rules to be abolished.


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Banning Queer Blood: Rhetorics of Citizenship, Contagion, and Resistance (Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit)

In Banning Queer Blood, Jeffrey Bennett frames blood donation as a functionality of civic identification heavily associated with the that means of citizenship. even though, with the arrival of AIDS got here the suggestion of blood donation as a in all probability harmful approach. Bennett argues that the nutrition and Drug management, by means of applying photos that particularly depict homosexual males as contagious, has labeled homosexual males as a threat to the kingdom.

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