In this groundbreaking and important book, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Alabama. Seven white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead. The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer–Rosa Parks–to Abbeville. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against Black women and added fire to the growing call for change.
A graphic novel adaptation of the performance Splat! by The Famous.
Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive – and can the police deliver justice?
A programme of events exploring blood in performance for BLOOD: Life Uncut, a season of work for the new Science Gallery, London. Includes:
Janez Janša: Ron’s Story (5 minutes, 2001)
Ernst Fischer and Nicola Hunter: Passion/Flower (2012, 4 minutes)
Regina Jose Galindo: Who Can Erase the Traces (2003, 2 minutes), La
Sangre del Cerdo (2016, 8 minutes)
Franko B: I Miss You! (2003, 2 minutes)
Marisa Carnesky: Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman (2016, 3 minutes)
jamie lewis hadley: this rose made of leather (2012, 10 minutes)
Kira O’Reilly: Wet Cup (2000, 3 minutes)
Martin O’Brien: If It Were The Apocalypse I’d Eat You To Stay Alive (2015, 8 minutes)
La Ribot: Another Bloody Mary (2000, 10 minutes)
Rocio Boliver: Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age (2013, 4 minutes)
Witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels on summoning the power to resist.
Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, Nevitt argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world.
A clear-eyed critique of collegiate jurisprudence, in the era of campus corporatization, “less-lethal” weaponry, ubiquitous rape discourse, and litigious anxiety.
Special Issue; Volume 25, Issue 3.