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Matt McGorry

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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