Abstract：This ethnographic study investigates how childcare workers view and react to behaviors of disabled institutionalized children which they consider sexual in a Chinese orphanage. Presuming them primarily as “asexual” or “sexually immature” subjects based on a biomedical understanding of disability and childhood, the childcare workers are anxious to find signs of sexual consciousness in some of these children. Labelled as either “dangerous” or “abnormal”, the sexually conscious candidates are subject to physical punishment and denied access to sex information. In spite of this, they continue to have sexual feelings and engage in sexual behaviors, and some may even develop specific strategies to fulfill their own needs. The interactions between childcare workers and disabled children exemplify the tensions between a disapproving environment for sexual and the sexual agency of disabled people in China. The findings may have wide policy implications for the state, as well as organizations of children’s rights and disability rights, to promote ideas and measures that enable disabled institutionalized children to develop into sexually expressive and fulfilled persons.
钱霖亮. “危险”的性意识：对福利院残疾儿童性教育的反思[J]. 浙江工商大学学报, 2017, 31(6): 106-116.
QIAN Linliang. "Dangerous" Sexual Consciousness: A Reflection on the Sex Education for Disabled Institutionalized Children in China. Journal of Zhejing Gongshang University, 2017, 31(6): 106-116.