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San Diego Jewish Film Festival preview: ‘War Against the Weak’

February 11th, 2011

LA JOLLA, Caifornia — In his ambitious, fact-filled, quick moving, visually appealing, but at times quite disturbing 2009  documentary, War Against the Weak (English, 90 minutes), director Justin Strawhand effectively traces the history of the devolution of the theory and practices of eugenics from the 1880′s to the end of World War II.

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Roberta Bloom’s top picks for the Denver Jewish Film Festival

February 11th, 2011

A very interesting and powerful documentary. It’s about the American eugenics movement during WWII. This film has been winning awards from coast to coast.

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War Against the Weak: a sobering and enlightening film

February 11th, 2011

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Doctors sterilise Uzbek women by stealth

May 1st, 2010

WHEN her baby died soon after delivery, Gulbahor Zavidova, 28, a poor
farmer’s wife, longed to be pregnant again. After months of trying she
and her husband visited a doctor who told her she could never have
another child because she had been sterilised…

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7107200.ece

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Doctors sterilise Uzbek women by stealth

May 1st, 2010

WHEN her baby died soon after delivery, Gulbahor Zavidova, 28, a poor farmer’s wife, longed to be pregnant again. After months of trying she and her husband visited a doctor who told her she could never have another child because she had been sterilised…

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7107200.ece

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The New Yorker – The rise of marriage therapy, and other dreams of human betterment.

April 3rd, 2010

Eugenics relied on a colossal misunderstanding of science and a savage misreading of history. William McDougall, a Harvard psychologist, believed that ignorance could be eradicated by encouraging people who could read to reproduce and forbidding those who couldn’t, as if this followed naturally from Mendel, with his peas, wrinkly and smooth. Madison Grant cobbled together Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin, and Frederick Jackson Turner to write the history of Western civilization as the Nordic race’s epic battle for demographic supremacy.

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N.C. eugenics survivors seek justice

March 24th, 2010

In 1968, at just 14 years old, Elaine became one of the thousands of victims of North Carolina’s forced sterilization program. Quietly and efficiently operating from 1929 until 1974, the program’s purpose was to weed out the “unfit” of society by stopping them from reproducing.

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Charmaine Fuller Cooper named Executive Director of N.C. Justice For Victims Of Sterilization Foundation

March 20th, 2010

RALEIGH – Secretary Britt Cobb today announced his appointment of Charmaine Fuller Cooper of Durham as Executive Director of the N.C. Justice for Victims of Sterilization Foundation, a new Division of the N.C. Department of Administration. She is scheduled to start on March 1.

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Legislator: Disabled kids are God’s punishment

March 20th, 2010

RICHMOND — State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

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South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer Compares His State’s Poor Children to ‘Stray Animals’

March 20th, 2010

South Carolina’s Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, who is running for Governor of the state on the Republican ticket, said a bunch of monumentally stupid and ignorant things that would shock even the most cynical person at a luncheon the other day, like:

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