JoAnn Wypijewski is the author of What We Don’t Talk About: Sex and the Mess of Life, now in paperback from Verso.
His essays on police brutality still burn hot, but his understanding of sex, self-knowledge and power demand equal attention now.
Sex, or the fear of it, has been almost as important in the construction of this nightmare as racism.
We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.
Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.
A society hot for punishment is quick to play judge and jury. But there’s nothing feminist or radical about pretending to know the truth.
When Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and capitalism killed sexual liberation.
A new book by Stephen Jimenez tells a very different story about the killing of Matthew Shepard by Aaron McKinney.