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"Scabs" Is Mentioned in The Nation's Julia Wong Column

Thanks to Julia Wong, for mentioning and discussing my earlier "Scabs: Academics and Others Who Write for Free," in her April 7, The Nation column.  Her piece is titled,

Scabs and the Seduction of Neoliberalism

March 18, 2014

This is my response to the critiques of my earlier piece, "Scab: Academics and Others Who Write for Free"

 

My Review of "Sex Workers Unite!" on Alternet

My review of Melinda Chateauvert's Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk is just out on Alternet. 

An excerpt: 

Scabs: Academics and Others Who Write for Free

March 11, 2014

 

Note: I've responded to critiques of this piece, and my responses can be found can be found here, in "Scabs and the Seduction of Neoliberalism." 

In February, Nicholas Kristof bemoaned the fact that academics don’t write for larger audiences.

 

The Refusal to Fuck

I'm reading through various accounts about and by survivors of sexual assault, for an ongoing project.  Here's what I'm struck by: The constantly recurring idea that the proof of their "cure" or their ability to be integrated back into the world lies in....getting married and having children.  It's always, "Today, she's happily married with three children," etc. 
 

Adopting Difference: Race, Sex, and the Archaeology of Power in the Farrow-Allen Case

Among the elements of the Mia Farrow-Woody Allen story that have gone almost entirely unexamined is Mia Farrow’s status as a serial adopter of several children, many of them from foreign countries and often with physical needs.  That aspect of the case has largely been ignored, except in passing and often, in the case of Farrow's supporters, to point to her as an exceptional mother and humanitarian.

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