A Review Of "The Outsiders Club" Screened On BBC 2 In October 96



MA Diploma Disability Studies
INTRODUCTION
I decided to write a review on the social group known as The Outsiders. The
group's main aim is to enable disabled adults to form personal relationships,
including specifically sexual ones (Shakespeare 1996), either with each other or
with non-disabled members. The group has been in existence for several years,
and has attracted a great deal of attention, including reaction from present and
former members, and in particular from within the Disabled People's Movement .
Many of the comments made by former members of the group have been critical,
sometimes highly condemnatory, and frequently made by disabled women (Rae 1984).

In both my ...

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disabled people
themselves have been in the forefront of this debate, and the leading
protagonist have usually been activists within the wider disability movement,
who are well aware of other social and sexual issues such as gender, sexism,
homophobia, and so on. The Outsiders was set up (and is still fronted by) an
able bodied woman who for many years has been well known in the controversial
arena of sexual liberation and soft-core pornography, so it is hardly surprising
that her group has both supporters and critics. A recent BBC-2 documentary
series (From the Edge) devoted a whole programme to the group, and this essay
picks up the main themes that were aired.

SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY

Morris (1989) writes "once we first become disabled we are usually denied any
form of sexual identity." It is certainly true that among the many negative
stereotypes of disability some of the most commonly held views are that disabled
people are non-sexual, or sometimes asexual beings, or that ...

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this view is that the guide's
content is based around a medical model of disability which suggests that
disabled people's problems are due to their impairments, not to environmental
and attitudinal factors (Oliver 1996). In other words, in the view of the
critics the guide fails to acknowledge the dominant model of disability which is
widely propagated by the disability movement. There is a 'medical' side to
disability (or 'impairment') and it is at least arguable that some (maybe most)
problems of sexual function are intrinsically medical - and not imposed by
society. However, issues of shyness, assertiveness, and social/sexual confidence
may well be rooted in expectations of ...

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Added: 11/18/2008 10:17:00 AM
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