by Selina Bonnie
The Department of Sociology and Social Policy
The University of Leeds
Submitted for the Degree of Masters of Arts in Disability Studies
Are disabled people sexual beings? Should PAs assist their leaders to engage in sexual activity? What are the legal and ethical implications of facilitated sexual expression in the leader/PA relationship?
This paper explores facilitated sexual expression in the Irish Independent Living Movement. The work of respected academics such as Colin Barnes, Jenny Morris, Mike Oliver and Tom Shakespeare, is used to set the experience of disabled people in Ireland, into the context of the wider international disabled peoples movement.