Prisons and the Expropriation of the Body

Art by BlueBerryMouseYumi  on Deviant Art By Duncan Riley 12/26/2019   To arrest someone is an act of violence. To handcuff them, to force them to undergo invasive searches, and to lock them in a jail is to fundamentally compromise their bodily autonomy and personal liberty, to rip from them their humanity in order to … Continue reading Prisons and the Expropriation of the Body

Turning Workers into Criminals: Gender, Class, and State Violence in the Twin Cities’ Responses to Sex Work, 1870-1900

By Duncan Riley 10/28/2019   What Makes Someone a Criminal? Modern society tends to view criminality as a product of immorality. If someone commits a crime, it is because they are a bad and antisocial person. However, the relationship between law and morality is in reality far more complicated. When John Brown and his party … Continue reading Turning Workers into Criminals: Gender, Class, and State Violence in the Twin Cities’ Responses to Sex Work, 1870-1900