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Unformatted text preview: Siki ru Adesina Prof. Deluca WST 394 JAA Landsman, G. (1999). “Does God give special kids to special parents?” Landsman, G. (2000). "Real motherhood, class, and children with disabilities.” Landsman, G. (2004). "Too bad you got a lemon:" Peter Singer, mothers of children with disabilities, and the critique of consumer culture.” This paper will be my most enjoyable journal analyses to date because of how much I took pleasure in the readings. It might be because the soon to be mentioned pieces were the first educational articles that I came across after a weeklong spring break but I am going to go ahead and say that it is because they were the simply amazing. I found them to be inspirational, moving and challenging of my moral integrity all at the same time. I found myself applauding women who were raising disabled children and at the same time seriously considering the benefits of infanticide. The articles were as follows, “Does God give special kids to special parents,” “Real motherhood, class, and children with disabilities” and "Too bad you got a lemon: Peter Singer, mothers of children with disabilities, and the critique of consumer culture.” They were written in the year 1999, 2000 and 2004 respectively by the Gail Landsman. They all surrounded the issue of nurturing disabled children and shed a different yet equally bright light on the matter. The reading I want to start with first is "Too bad you got a lemon: Peter Singer, mothers of children with disabilities, and the critique of consumer culture” just because it was the reading I enjoyed the most and I want to try to write down everything that went through my head as soon as possible before I forget too many details. This piece was marvelous. So much so that after I finished reading, I E-mailed Peter Singer just so I could tell him that I appreciated his ideals although I might not support them. I was excited to see that I got a reply once I woke up the next morning. He replied faster than most of my Stony Brook professor. I also read through his website to understand more of his beliefs. He is a person that I would love to have a conversation with because his beliefs challenge the status quo and push society’s hidden hypocrisies to the forefront with a great emphasis and attraction to controversy. One question that I hope gets brought up in class is, “why would a college with great esteem such as Princeton risk hiring a utilitarian philosopher such as Singer as a professor of bioethics?” There has to be a reason. Is it to challenge its students and twist their view of ethics? What message is this sending? My research has shown that there is much more to the man than this reading would let on. He has published many other books that society would find agreeable. But the issue at hand is his stance on disabled children and infanticide, it is apparently controversial but I think that if who all take a long deep look at...
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- Spring '10
- disabled children, disabled child