Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children

@inproceedings{YoungBruehl2012ChildismCP,
  title={Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children},
  author={Elisabeth Young-Bruehl},
  year={2012}
}
In this groundbreaking volume on the human rights of children, acclaimed analyst, political theorist and biographer Elisabeth Young-Bruehl argues that prejudice exists against children as a group and that it is comparable to racism, sexism and homophobia. This prejudice - "childism" - legitimates and rationalizes a broad continuum of acts that are not "in the best interests of children", including the often violent extreme of child abuse and neglect. According to Young-Bruehl, reform is… CONTINUE READING

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