Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence

  title={Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence},
  author={Robert Mcruer},
  journal={The Disability Studies Reader},
  • Robert Mcruer
  • Published 17 February 2021
  • Art
  • The Disability Studies Reader
When lesbian existence is imagined as a marginal alternative to the centrality of heterosexuality , it reinforces the notion that heterosexuality is naturally dominant. In this essay , Robert McRuer applies Adrienne Rich 's idea about lesbian identity to disability studies . If thinking about lesbian existence reveals " compulsory heterosexuality, " so too can we analyze "compulsory able-bodiedness " from the perspective of disability . Queer and feminist theorists have long critiqued the… 
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