A few months ago, I did an Ask Callie episode, where folks sent in questions to get advice on things they were struggling with in their lives. I thought it was a good thing and got lots of positive feedback, so I decided to do one again. For future episodes, shoot an email to email@example.com
i had an important realization about myself. took me long enough to get there though…
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the criminal justice system was simply not made for queer and trans folks. this week we’ll hear two stories of it’s failure, and learn about one person’s efforts to fix it.
For further reading, check out below with Shanna’s notes!
1. Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Queer Ideas/Queer Action) – https://www.amazon.com/Queer-Justice-Criminalization-People-United/dp/0807051152
2. Queer Criminology: New Directions in Critical Criminology – https://www.amazon.com/Queer-Criminology-New-Directions-Critical/dp/1138824372/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=queer+criminology&qid=1553024988&s=gateway&sr=8-1
3. Criminology and Queer Theory: Dangerous Bedfellows? – This one is a textbook and is rather expensive, but thought I’d link it anyway – https://www.amazon.com/Criminology-Queer-Theory-Criminological-Perspectives/dp/1137453273/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=criminology+dangerous+bedfellows&qid=1553024910&s=books&sr=1-1-catcorr
4. Masculinities in the Making – not much to do with queer criminology, but a book I like to recommend to folks who wanna learn more about the social construction of gender – https://www.amazon.com/Masculinities-Making-James-W-Messerschmidt-ebook/dp/B014W132CA/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=messerschmidt+masculinities&qid=1553025512&s=gateway&sr=8-4
I also have a link to my profile as a PhD student. This link includes my CV and a blurb about my research: https://aysps.gsu.edu/phd-student/shanna-felix/.
A brief history of queer and trans folks being excluded from, included into, and being excluded from military service in the United States
sometimes a stranger steps up to help. and sometimes several more do, too.
Arthur was a pretty amazing kid. His sister Alex is here to tell us about him.
those inspirational stories on the internet about starting over are cool, but the reality is a little more….complicated?
is there ever really a time where things go like they’re supposed to? when it comes to rediscovering my sexuality post surgery, they sure didn’t. that’s not necessarily a bad thing. it’d be just cool if these things came with owner’s manuals.
Music by Cloudkicker, used under Creative Commons licensing