23 August 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Reading and Rioting

My dear law school friend Sam Ames, tells all current and budding lawyers to read Tips for Communicating with Transgender Clients in Prisoners’ Rights Cases that was published by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. If you are starting law school this week, check out How To Read A Legal Opinion from my criminal law professor, […]

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01 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Violence

We have a right to be angry when the communities we build that are supposed to be the model for a better, more just world harbor the same kinds of antiqueer, antiwoman, racist violence that pervades society. Recommended reading for this week is Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables […]

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13 July 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Critique of Professional

Warning: This blog post is not professional. But it is real. Can you deal with it? You say I’m “not professional enough.” I hear “you are not white enough.” Profession-al. It’s such a capitalist word, imbued in the disciplining of our bodies, the appropriation of our words and time for a singular purpose. It’s a […]

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25 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

"If war breaks out between India and Pakistan, who would you support?"

It wasn’t a serious question. It wasn’t something that he had considered. It was a hypothetical statement, maybe made in jest to get some conversation going with an otherwise quiet companion. I considered it for a second and answered: “First, that won’t happen. Second, I would be really devastated.” We dropped the subject and moved […]

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