queer criminology

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/

when the maps fail

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.

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eff the script

There’s a script that’s been written for transition. There’s a script that’s written for how trans women are supposed to feel about our bodies. We’re not into it.

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why we whisper

Every time a powerful man goes down for some kind of sexual misconduct, we hear the term whisper network. What are they? How do they operate? How can we do better?

This week’s episode dedicated to my dear friend Deb who died this week. She was a wonderfully compassionate and loving human and we’re all a little less for her loss <3

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