August Guest Space: Everyday Violence: The Public Harassment of Women and LGBTQ People
Summary: Everyday Violence is based on ten years of scholarly rage against catcalling and aggression directed at women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of New York City. Simone Kolysh recasts public harassment as everyday violence and demands an immediate end to this pervasive social problem. Analyzing interviews with initiators and recipients of everyday violence through an intersectional lens, Kolysh argues that gender and sexuality, shaped by race, class, and space, are violent processes that are reproduced through these interactions in the public sphere. Through this work, they hope for a future where women and LGBTQ people can live on their own terms, free from violence.
Bio: Dr. Kolysh is a lesbian agender mother of four and a feminist scholar of race, gender, and sexuality. Their background in Biology, Public Health, LGBTQ studies, and Sociology aids their scholar-activism and commitment to revolutionary futures. You can learn more about and hire Dr Kolysh at http://simonekolysh.com.
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