Anthology Essay History Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion

When “rights” go wrong. Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition? Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and empower LGBT people around the world? Does hate-crime legislation affirm and strengthen…

Anthology Critique History Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America

This book could be aptly entitled After Marriage—What Is Next for the LGBT Community? Now that marriage is increasingly being institutionalized in many states within the United States it is quite likely that marriage will be acceptable in all 50 states (dependent upon action of the U.S. Supreme Court). What lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender…

Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences

Social stigma, legal and public health barriers faced by the third gender phenomena in Brazil, India and Mexico: Travestis, hijras and muxes

Aim and methods: The aim of this article is to provide a narrative literature review of the ‘third gender’ phenomenon in Brazil ( Travestis), India ( Hijras) and Mexico ( Muxes), considering the social stigma, the legal and health aspects of these identities. Results: These three groups share similar experiences of stigmatisation, marginalisation, sexual abuse,…

Anthology Law/Legal Nonfiction

Science Wars

In the wake of the highly fractious Culture Wars, conservatives in science have launched a backlash against feminist, multiculturalist, and social critics in science studies. Paul Gross and Norman Levitt’s book Higher Superstition, presented as a wake-up call to scientists unaware of the dangers posed by the “science-bashers,” set the shrill tone of this reaction…

Critique Essay Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

Transgender Victims and Offenders: Failures of the United States Criminal Justice System and the Necessity of Queer Criminology

The purpose of this article is to highlight the experiences of transgender people within the criminal justice system as both victims and offenders. We contend that queer criminology is both needed and can assist in exploring the experiences of this unique population who face discrimination within the US criminal justice system and who are often…

Critique Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences

Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence || Review of “Spade, Normal Life”

BOOK REVIEW: Dean Spade’s Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law focuses on how the individual rights-based framework of gay and lesbian politics is not a viable alternative for trans survival. What is needed is to focus on the “distribution of life chances”–administrative regimes that value some lives over others.…

Critique Essay Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Social Sciences Theory

The Feminist Utopia Project: Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future

More than fifty powerful feminist voices imagine the world we could build together. In this groundbreaking collection, more than fifty cutting-edge voices invite us to imagine a truly feminist world. An abortion provider reinvents birth control, Sheila Bapat envisions an economy that values domestic work, a teenage rock band dreams up a new way to…

Critique Humanities Law/Legal Nonfiction Theory

Can policies help schools affirm gender diversity? A policy archaeology of transgender-inclusive policies in California schools

Since 2010, California passed three laws that address the safety and inclusion of transgender students. Seth’s Law (SB 48), the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (AB 9) and The School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266). The policies of 10 large urban districts in and around the San Francisco Bay Area were…