Audio from the session: Gender and Prisons.
Prisons have long been used as a way to confine, control and monitor populations. Despite clear evidence that imprisonment is experienced at a far greater rate by groups who are already disadvantaged in society, prisons tend to be ignored as sites of social struggle and resistance. This session aims to examine the dynamics of prisons in New Zealand, with a particular focus on queer and trans* experiences.
2010s, activism, amnesty international, angela davis, anne tolley, aotearoa new zealand, bill of rights act (1990), capitalism, captive genders, cara gledhill, community, critical resistance (usa), depression, diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (dsm), discrimination, drugs, employment, equal justice project (auckland), equality, facebook.com, gender, green party, health, homosexual law reform, hormone replacement therapy, howard league for penal reform, human rights, human rights act (1993), human rights commission, jan logie, kelly ellis, law, marriage, marriage amendment act (2012), marriage equality, ministry of justice, new zealand labour party, oppression, orange is the new black (tv), police, politics, poverty, prison, racism, rape, regulations review committee, ruatoki raids, safe sex, salvation army, serco, social media, stonewall riots (1969), support, surgery, the new jim crow, the queer avengers (wellington), three-strikes law, to be who i am (2008), transadvocates health, transgender, transition, violence, wellington, work and income (winz)