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Against Equality: Don't Ask to Fight Their Wars (Against Equality)

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This anthology gathers together pieces by contemporary radical voices critical of the mainstream gay community's uncritical approach to Don't Ask Don't Tell. It features an introduction by the inimitable Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and essays by writers from our digital archives on LGBT investments in militarism. This archival anthology asks why the historically left/radic ...more
Paperback, 85 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by AE Press (first published October 1st 2011)
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Nov 25, 2013 Conor rated it really liked it
Rage or lack thereof:
I agree with the hypocrisy of Choi and his unawareness of his economic privilege.

Queer eyes on what prize:
Opposed to military schools for children. I agree but dont see its relation to DADT. Just says dadt repeal is not a big deal, that lots of gay equality is still illegal, and that wars are bad.

Why I oppose repealing dadt and passage of the dream act:
Repeated earlier comments on dadt and how militarism is bad and there are more important issues in gay rights. Commented on
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Jan 23, 2015 Kathleen O'Neal rated it really liked it
A thought-provoking anthology from the Against Equality collective about why LGBTQ people should be wary of the mainstream LGBT movement's focus on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell at the expense of opposing militarization itself and all of the ways in which it hurts LGBTQ people here and abroad. One of my favorite things about the book was that several authors touched upon youth rights issues such as age of consent laws and the ways that LGBT leaders have often prioritized issues like adoption a ...more
Ariel Kestenbaum
There were a couple good essays in here, but the book was completely ruined when they let a pedophile write about how dangerous statutory rape laws are (as if that has anything to do with the topic). Ugh. If it weren't for like one essay in there I would give it one star, or no stars at all.
Feb 05, 2016 willowdog rated it did not like it
An anthology of articles arguing against gays serving in the military. Interesting take on the argument from a number of persectives including historical and legislative. (Dream Act as military war machine), peace activism.
Dec 05, 2011 Deena rated it it was amazing
Got to read this book as a proof. Excellent, thought-provoking, and pushes all kinds of liberal buttons.
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Ryan Conrad is a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD offered through the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Society and Culture as well as a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies program at Concordia University.

Conrad is also the co-founder of Against Equality, a digital archive and publishing collective based in the United States and Canada. He is the
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