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Bitches Be Cray-Cray: A Heteropatriarchal Theory of Non-Transformative Justice

Posted on | August 30, 2013 | 103 Comments

Otherwise known as the Anglo-American common-law tradition, I figure glitzing up the Rule of Law in fancy intellectual jargon might give it the academic oomph necessary to compete with this crazy crap:

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict, Chicago has seen several public events and workshops exploring its aftermath. On Aug. 15, queer and feminist scholars gathered at the famous Hull House for a panel titled, “Transformative Justice and The Trayvon Martin Case: A Consideration.”
There have been many cries for justice and calls for the prosecution and incarceration of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Martin. However, this panel was put together to explore the possibilities of transformative justice (TJ) in the wake of the event.
TJ emphasizes alternatives to what is called the prison—industrial complex (PIC). For its proponents, TJ forgos revenge and believes that more incarceration only worsens the conditions that made the violence possible in the first place. TJ also resists using the PIC, believing that it is in itself brutal and harmful toward both the guilty and the injured parties.

Oh, shut hell up. And go fix me a sammich. You don’t even describe your own panel as well as does conservative Katherine Timpf:

Capitalism and white supremacy both played roles in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a public university professor said . . .
Dr. Erica R. Meiners, a professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University, made the remarks while speaking on a panel of self-described “queer feminist scholars.”
“[T]he web of interconnected histories and contexts that made it possible for George Zimmerman to shoot Trayvon Martin and walk away cannot be separated from white supremacy, colonialism, heteromasculinity, and capitalism,” said Meiners.
“These killing threads shape the world we inhabit,” she added.

There is a clinical term for people who talk like that: Crazy.

In addition to Dr. Meiners, the other “Queer Theory” panelists were Traci Schlesinger, associate professor of sociology at DePaul University, and Beth Richie, a professor of criminal justice and gender and women’s studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The inmates are running the asylum at taxpayer expense. You are sending your kids to college and paying tuition so that anti-American wackjobs like this can teach your children to hate you.

 

 


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