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  •  then, there are things like this (8+ / 0-)

    that are subtler than military occupation, but even more horrifying:

    Forced contraception of Jewish Ethopian women is tip of global iceberg

    Should gynaecologists need to be told not to give women contraceptive injections without establishing fully informed consent? Of course not. But that is what has happened in Israel after it was revealed in a report by a women's rights organisation that Ethiopian women have been given injections of Depo-Provera without sufficient understanding of the purpose or side effects of the drug. Some Ethiopian women in transit camps were refused entry to the country if they refused the injection, and others wrongly believed they were being inoculated against disease.

    ...the conclusions of the report, written by Hedva Eyal, are that the injections given to Ethiopian women are "a method of reducing the number of births in a community that is black and mostly poor".

    Just what are we supposed to make of this? If it's not eugenics, then just what is it, pray tell? Because it sure as fuck looks like eugenics to me.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:22:04 PM PST

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