By Jeffrey A. Bennett

ISBN-10: 0817316647

ISBN-13: 9780817316648

ISBN-10: 081735851X

ISBN-13: 9780817358518

In Banning Queer Blood, Jeffrey Bennett frames blood donation as a functionality of civic id heavily associated with the which means of citizenship. even if, with the arrival of AIDS got here the thought of blood donation as a most likely harmful procedure. Bennett argues that the meals and Drug management, via making use of pictures that particularly depict homosexual males as contagious, has classified homosexual males as a risk to the state. The FDA's ban on blood donation by way of homosexual males continues to be in influence and serves to propagate the social misconceptions approximately homosexual males that stream inside of either the instantly and homosexual groups today.

Bennett explores the function of medical learn pointed out via 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 way of executive companies opposed to racial minorities. the writer concludes by way 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 means of calling for those prejudiced regulations to be abolished.

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