Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.
Y’all the pdf is 376 pages long — an entire free educational book *hearts*
I gave The Good Lord Bird the nod in the Tournament of Books but it wasn’t an easy choice and I’m really happy to see this warm, immensely open-hearted book getting recognition
this cover is really pretty so i googled it and it appears to be everything i like in a novel. (though the summary reminds me a bit of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, which ultimately aggravated me a lot.) has anyone read it? should i read it? or should i… write… my… papers…?
i laughed so hard at the “i don’t know” and “something is wrong”
the twilight one is like abstract poetry
They all kind of read like weird little stories in and of themselves. HG is about an amnesia victim trying to recall the facts people have told her about herself, but which she doesn’t remember. Twilight is a love story about two mimes. And Harry Potter is the tragic story of boy whom absolutely nothing happens to.
On the Barnes and Noble they do Free Fridays where they’ll highlight a book that’s available for free download on the Nook. Members will post lists of other Nook downloads that are free- typically romance, fantasy, religious fiction.
And sometimes, there’s some real gems in there. Like this one.
Editor’s note: This is amazing.
oh my god
If you loved:
Maybe you should try one of these!
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- Matched by Ally Condie
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- Wither by Lauren DeStefano
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
- The Host by Stephanie Meyer
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- Legend by Marie Lu
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Feed by M. T. Anderson
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- Gone by Michael Grant
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- The City of Ember by Jeannie DuPrau
- For the Win by Cory Doctorow
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Heir Apparent by Vivan Vande Velde
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
- Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
- X-Men: Days of Future Past by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Magaret Atwood
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS POST
I’ve read a majority of these, I highly recommend Matched, The Uglies Series, Heir Apparent and all the classics (but especially Brave New World).
The Host is actually really good but INCREDIBLY slow to start, and it’s not awful in terms of characters like Twilight.
I absolutely loved The Uglies series and I’m still waiting for that movie to happen.
vonnegut’s “harison bergeron” short story was so uncharacteristically awful that I refuse to believe that it wasn’t actually making fun of the communism-is-literally-a-weight-strapped-to-our-backs stories
i’ve read a paper arguing that that’s actually the intended interpretation, that vonnegut was trying to make fun of the ridiculously over-the-top dystopias depicted in ayn randian ubermensch fiction, but had to be subtle about it because otherwise none of the short-story publications of the time would accept it
fwiw thats always been my interpretation
wait i always kind of thought the same but i haven’t thought about it since 8th grade