Queering sexual violence : radical voices from within the anti-violence movement

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"Queering Sexual Violence seeks to confront the current state of the anti- sexual violence movement. It seeks to address the ways some survivors are centralized and some are relegated to the margin...

"Queering Sexual Violence seeks to confront the current state of the anti- sexual violence movement. It seeks to address the ways some survivors are centralized and some are relegated to the margins. This anthology will bring visibility to those of us that are rendered invisible by mainstream anti-sexual violence work, organizing and healing spaces. It works to magnify those of us who find ourselves defined by splintered identities and it acknowledges how we are often unable to weave all of these truths together because of mainstream dominance and erasure. Through critical and personal narratives, this anthology addresses the limitations of a society that is not only unequipped to deal with rape culture but is also unable to look at it without the lens of heterosexual privilege and through the interests of a gender binary system." -- Official Facebook page.

"Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates them at the center of the anti-violence movement and creates a space for their voices to be heard. Moving beyond dominant narratives and the traditional "violence against women" framework, the book is multi-gendered, multi-racial and multi-layered. This thirty-seven piece collection disrupts the mainstream conversations about sexual violence and connects them to disability justice, sex worker rights, healing justice, racial justice, gender self-determination, queer & trans liberation and prison industrial complex abolition through reflections, personal narrative, and strategies for resistance and healing. Where systems, institutions, families, communities and partners have failed them, this collection lifts them up, honors a multitude of lived experiences and shares the radical work that is being done outside mainstream anti-violence and the non-profit industrial complex." -- Publisher's description

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edited by Jennifer Patterson ; foreword by Reina Gossett
  • First edition
  • Riverdale, NY : Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016
Physical Details
  • 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
1626012733, 9781626012721, 9781626012738

  • Foreword / Reina Gossett -- Introduction / Jennifer Patterson -- Redefining. Fluctuations in Voice: A Genderqueer Response to Traumatic Violence / River Willow Fagan -- Removing the Mask / AfroLez®femcentric -- Silence Breaker / Aishah Shahidah Simmons -- Beyond the Binaries: Exclusive Dichotomies in the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement / Rousse Arielle -- Queers Don't Do Sexual Violence, Do We? / Sandra Dickson -- Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse / Pam Mack -- Infinity & the Construction of Safe Space / Samantha Barrick -- Sweet Release: BDSM and Healing / Sinclair Sexsmith -- Queering Healthy Sexuality / Emilee Coulter-Thompson -- Welcome Effects: When Sexual Violence Turns Girls Queer / Jen LaBarbera -- Reclaiming. Fuck Off / Anonymous -- Page by Page / Scott Merillat -- Two Poems / Bushra Rehman -- These Bones / When Your Rape Doesn't Count / Sean Shannon -- Now Is the Time to Speak Out^^
  • Nitika Raj -- A Life of Healing / Mikaya Heart -- Generations: Three Pieces / Angie River -- Picture Perfect / E.F. Schraeder -- Hands / Chelsey Clammer -- Resisting. No Means No / Kari Krome -- Pussy in Chains / Michelley Queen of Queens -- The Healing Journey as a Site of Resistance / billie rain -- Phases / Clay River -- The Long Drive Home / Keiko Lane -- Compassion and Glitter / Chloe Dzubilo -- Questions and Answers / Avory Faucette -- Through a Queer Lens: Challenging Our Heteronormative Response to Women's Intimate Partner Violence / Peri L. Rainbow -- innocence. / Xiomara Castro -- Reimagining. Queering Child Sexual Abuse / Amita Yalgi Swadhin -- All That Sheltering Emptiness / Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore -- Holding the Pattern While Living Our Truth: Ida Hammer Speaking on Violence Against Trans Women, as told to Reina Gossett / Ida Hammer and Reina Gossett^^^n -- Now Is the Time to Speak Out^^
  • Healing Queer: Story-telling, Self-determination, and Child Sexual Abuse / Caroline Picker -- Reflections of a Black Queer Suicide Survivor / Darnell L. Moore -- Notes from the Domestic Violence Casebook: Oppression of Queer Clients by Queer Service Providers / Giselle Renarde -- Not a Good Survivor / Sassafras Lowrey -- My Justice Is Her Justice: Toward a New Vision of Survivorhood / Katherine Scott Nelson
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