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Matthew David McGorry is an American actor and activist. He is best known for his roles as John Bennett in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black and as Asher Millstone on ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.
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Are Prisons Obsolete?
Angela Y. Davis - Apr 01, 2003
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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthi...
Matt McGorry
Jun 24, 2020
Repost from @behindmirror_ . “Are Prisons Obsolete?” by Angela Davis is a must read. All of her books are very important and worth reading!      source
Feminist Theory
From Margin to Center
bell hooks - Sep 18, 2014 (first published in 1984)
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When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory "unsettling" or "provocative." Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book remains as provocative and relevant as ever. Written in hoo...
Matt McGorry
Feb 24, 2020
"Feminist Theory: From Margin To Center" by bell hooks # bell hooks is my favorite author. This book is definitely a must-read for any one interested in better understanding feminism. # Initially, my understanding…      source
Fearing the Black Body
Strings - May 07, 2019
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n her first book, sociologist Strings (sociology, Univ. of California, Irvine) explores the historical development of prothin, antifat ideologies deployed in support of Western, patriarchal white supremacy. Beginning in the aesthetic ideals circulated by Renaissance thinkers and artists and bringing her narrative up into the 1990s, Strings charts h...
Matt McGorry
Nov 15, 2019
“Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia” by #SabrinaStrings @SaStrings So grateful for this book. It is a truly remarkable piece of work that offers great insight into the history of fatphobia and its origins in the fear and hatred of the Black body. #mcgreads      source
Shrill
Lindy West - Feb 28, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny. Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible--like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you--writer and humorist Lindy West quickly d...
Matt McGorry
Aug 20, 2019
"Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman" by Lindy West @TheLindyWest # Lovvvvveeedddd, loved, loved, loved this book!!!  West is a truly remarkable writer and her stories are beautifully poignant while dosed with her…      source
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
And Other Conversations About Race
Beverly Daniel Tatum - Sep 05, 2017 (first published in 1997)
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The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism-now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, a...
Matt McGorry
Sep 01, 2017
Looking to better understand race/racism? Highly recommend this book by @BDTSpelman We can't change what we don't understand. #McGReads      source
The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin - Dec 01, 1992 (first published in 1963)
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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative d...
Matt McGorry
Feb 13, 2017
First James Baldwin book I've ever read. Just wow. So incredibly powerful and full of Truth. Wish I was assigned this in school. #McGReads      source
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Under the Affluence
Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America (City Lights Open Media)
Tim Wise - Oct 13, 2015
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"Tim Wise is one of the great public moralists in America today. In his bracing new book, Under the Affluence, he brilliantly engages the roots and ramifications of radical inequality in our nation, carefully detailing the heartless war against the poor and the swooning addiction to the rich that exposes the moral sickness at the heart of our cultu...
Matt McGorry
Dec 12, 2016
"Under The Affluence" by @timjacobwise is 1 of the most important books I've read. Essential to understanding the economic issues of the U.S      source
We Were Feminists Once
From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement
Andi Zeisler - May 03, 2016
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Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, "feminist" has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what's long...
Matt McGorry
Jul 18, 2016
Brilliant, educational, and incredibly thought-provoking book by @andizeisler #WeWereFeministsOnce      source