The Youth Rights Blog
The online home of radical youth rights theory.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
An Open Letter to Deyjah Imani Harris
Dearest Precious Deyjah, It is odd that I, a stranger, have to write you this letter, but I am doing so because unfortunately, your pri...
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Organizing at the Intersections of Ageism and Anti-LGBTQ Bigotry
Eight years ago, I wrote a piece about the intersection of LGBTQ rights and ageism. A lot has changed since I wrote that post and in a s...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Book Review: Resistance and Hope: Essays by Disabled People Edited by Alice Wong
I have just finished reading the anthology Resistance and Hope: Essays By Disabled People . The book's other subtitle (which I love) i...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Gypsy Rose Blanchard, "The Act," and the Problematic Assumption of Caregiver Benevolence
Gypsy Rose Blanchard's story is an object lesson in all of the ways that ageism, ableism, sexism, and the oppressive assumption of ca...
Friday, March 1, 2019
Disabililty Day of Mourning 2019 and the Presumption of Caregiver Benevolence
Every March 1st, the disability community mourns those of us disabled people whose lives have been lost too soon, particularly those w...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Book Review: Judith Levine's Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children From Sex
In the course of doing research for my own book project on youth rights issues, I have been reading voraciously about a wide variety of y...
Saturday, February 16, 2019
A Conference Presentation and a Distillation of Why I Am an Unapologetic Radical Youth Liberationist
Jackson Howard Wagner, me, and Alexander R. Cohen. Great friends and comrades. Back in November, I had the privilege of attending the...
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