Our next Social Justice Book Discussion will be held via Zoom starting at 7pm. There will be two discussions: the first is on Thursday, September 30th and the second discussion will be on Thursday, October 21st. For the first session please read Chapters 1-4; and for the second session please read Chapters 5-7.
What the book is about: “Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is an examination of queer experiences as “suspects,” defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes from “gleeful gay killers” and “lethal lesbians” to “disease spreaders” and “deceptive gender benders” – to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, the authors prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities.