The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration

By Aya Gruber  Order from the publisher, University of California Press. >>>https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520304512/the–feminist-war-on-crime Read an excerpt:  Description:  Many feminists grapple with the problem of hyper-incarceration in the United States, and yet commentators on gender crime continue to assert that criminal law is not tough enough. This punitive impulse, prominent legal scholar Aya Gruber argues, is dangerous and counterproductive. In their questContinue reading “The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration”

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo

Essays on Sex, Authority and the Mess of Life By JoAnn Wypijewski >>>https://www.versobooks.com/books/3178-what-we-don-t-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-metoo Description:  What if we took sex out of the box marked “special,” the contents of which are either the worst or best thing a person can experience, and considered it within the complexity of human life in general? In this extraordinary book, andContinue reading “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo”

Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State

By Paul M. Renfro Order from the publisher, Oxford University Press >>>https://global.oup.com/academic/product/stranger-danger-9780190913984?cc=us&lang=en& Description:  Beginning with Etan Patz’s disappearance in Manhattan in 1979, a spate of high-profile cases of missing and murdered children stoked anxieties about the threats of child kidnapping and exploitation. Publicized through an emerging twenty-four-hour news cycle, these cases supplied evidence of what someContinue reading “Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State”