Buckdog tries to disculpate Tommy Douglas from his eugenic past.
While it's true that Tommy Douglas never enacted sterilization legislation, it's a fact that eugenics was considered progressive once upon a time.
The recent work of scholars such as Daniel Kevles, Diane Paul, Edward Larson, and Mark Adams, however, suggests that this view is one-dimensional. They have shown that eugenics appealed to U.S. Progressives, Fabian socialists, Soviet biologists, population control advocates, and birth control activists like Margaret Sanger and Marie Stopes, not just jack-booted Nazis. In Canada, feminists such as Emily Murphy and Nellie McClung campaigned vigorously for the passage of eugenic sterilization legislation in Alberta.
Were Nellie McLung and Emily Murphy "haters"?
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