This book seeks to change that perception. It celebrates the lives of Shontae, China, Keisha, Detra, and Monique, five Afro-American gay hustlers who struggle to survive and to maintain a life of dignity and value in the face of their drug use and criminal activity. As individuals they vary in terms of background, the manner in which they entered the transgendered world, and the nature of their initiation into the drug subculture. None of them has escaped the ravages of urban decline, crime, drugs, and poverty that accompany life in an inner city, but by the same token, none of them has capitulated to the stresses with which they live.
It is impossible to read these accounts and not come away emotionally drained. As Monique explains, their lives take place in a world of chances. "You take a chance on living or dying, on being hurt or not being hurt, a chance on finding a friend or finding an enemy." It is from this world that their voices speak so eloquently about their families, hustling, sexuality, sexual abuse, friendship, and intimacy.
By letting these women speak, Leon E. Pettiway evokes questions and encourages discussion and a re-evaluation of those who are labeled as deviant. Pettiway reaches beyond academic convention to offer a view with depth and emotion that mere statistics could never provide. While the poverty and often destructive lifestyle of these women may be gut-wrenching, their experiences reveal joy, pain, and the profound strength of the human spirit with which we can all identify. These lives have much to teach us about ourselves and those we label as "other."
Pimps: The Raw Truth Grand Inquisitor Level Pimpnological Conclusions is a highly informative work that is about total comprehension of the totally incomprehensible.
Pimps: The Raw Truth is not another run of the mill collection of hustler's tales that ultimately tell you absolutely nothing, Pimps is in fact an unimaginable wealth of insight into the behavioral profiles and environmental factors that drive individuals to live the self-detrimental lifestyle that is relentlessly pursued by panderers and prostitutes complete with the real world functions of all of their auxiliaries, omen and morbid appendages that is the absolute closest that a literary source can legally come to total comprehension of this ancient clandestine culture.
Pimps very clearly and precisely explains how, as opposed to being a form of Alpha Masculinity, pimping is in fact at its core a highly feminine form of sexual militancy that employs the vagina as a weapons system as opposed to a human reproductive system.
Pimps are merely master victims who are the Kings of minuscule Kingdoms that are built on the mess that other people have created and as such pimps are masters of isolating women and causing them to fly backward by turning them into multi-state in-flight felons.
Pimps: The Raw Truth peers deep into the murkiest depths of the psyche of pimps and prostitutes and completely exposes precisely what lies behind the perms, manicures, jewelry, flashy clothing, drugs, threats, relentless abuse and total obsession with tearing down, breaking and attempting to completely demoralize and control women.
Pimps: The Raw Truth explains why whores are the bipolar opposites of ladies, how to very clearly and precisely distinguish the difference between whores and ladies, why whores in fact do not choose pimps, why runaways are drawn to pimps, why cops act like thugs with government resources, why men pay prostitutes, why women get involved in serial abusive and exploitive relationships, why homosexuals and feminists are constantly at odds with whores and bisexuals, why players are not and absolutely do not succeed as pimps, why criminal organizations ultimately fail, the mysterious parallels between priests and pimps and the reasons why prostitution centers worldwide are invariably likewise religious centers.
For as long as there has been recorded history, secret organizations have stood behind those in power and used them as puppets to mindlessly do the will of their unseen masters whom have come to be referred to as the mythological they and them who in fact remotely control governments and run societies from the shadows and it has long been wondered, exactly who are these people, what is the true source of their power and influence and why is it so vital that they function in total secrecy. However, this book goes exponentially further than merely searching for answers to long unanswered vital questions in that it clearly identifies the single culture that is in fact behind the people who are behind the military-industrial complex and the secret organizations that have long run governments and determined the fate of human civilization.
In this in-depth work about the very real Invisible Empire that has plagued humanity for innumerable millennium, it is my sole aim to clearly identify the extremely ancient and inconceivably highly refined militant culture that is solely responsible for our age of relentless conflict, global terrorism and the constant drift toward one world government as well as the social dysfunction, demoralization, enslavement, robbery and repetitive debilitation of and hatred against Blacks and Asians and precisely why we have been made to suffer it.
The Black Girl Curse is a "Macabre Classic" that is all about gaining real insight into why religion is under attack in every corner of the world, precisely who is in fact behind these attacks, why they are deemed necessary and how these attacks are directly related to the great experiment that in fact lies behind one world government, the military-industrial complex and the culture of perpetual fear, warfare, invasion, cultural devaluation and ceaselessly escalating debt that some of America’s most loyal, dedicated and informed leaders from Abraham Lincoln to William McKinley to Dwight D. Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy have warned us about for nearly two centuries and several have given their lives trying to combat.
The Black Girl Curse in fact completely exposes the true root cause of the problem with black people and exactly why black people have been totally unable to succeed in industrialized civilization. There are dimensions of human behavior and objectivity that are so mad that they are officially designated as national secrets, there are objectives that are so awe-inspiringly sadistic that they are permanently classified as top secret and then there are realms of deception that are capable of exposing human ignorance on a scale that is so inconceivably grand that it is unspeakable to the point that successive generations of individuals will completely turn their backs on generations of their parents and children and literally go to their graves without divulging them.
The Black Girl Curse very clearly and concisely exposes the raw truth about the true source of the extremely warped concepts of strength, masculinity, self-determination and ultra-feminism that immediately preceded three decades of black women's vehement claims that they were strong, totally independent black women who were never ever going to need men of any kind for anything under any circumstances, no matter what eventuality presents itself, which ultimately precipitated the mass-withdrawal from black women, the black male obsession with marrying and dating white women at black women's goading and the subsequent total collapse of the black family, the black agricultural and industrial base and black women's entire support base that have very hideously been being kept hidden from young people for generations...Until now!
The discussion in this book is not confined to a formal legal analysis, although it does include discussion of the developing jurisprudence on prisoners’ rights. It offers a socio-legal rather than a purely black letter approach, and focuses on the experience of imprisonment. It draws on perspectives from a range of disciplines to illuminate how prisoners’ rights operate in practice. The text also contributes to debates on imprisonment and citizenship, the treatment of women prisoners, and social exclusion.
This book will be of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of penology and criminal justice, as well as professionals working within the penal system.
"Sex Offender Laws...is a good source for balanced, objective, and thorough critique of our current sex offender policies as well as a source for accurate information about a very heterogeneous population...The message that sexual abuse is often a multifaceted and complex issue and that policy based on quick fixes or knee jerk reactions do not often work will be informative and enlightening to many readers." --Sex Roles
"[T]his fine book by Richard Wright and his distinguished collaborators provides the evidence that wise policy-makers would want to consider. It covers every major field of research concerning sex offenders and sexual offenses and provides evidence of bad practices and policiesÖ.Intellectually honest politicians should read this book."
--Michael Tonry, LL.B,
Professor of Law and Public Policy
University of Minnesota Law School (From the Foreword)
In response to many high-profile cases of sexual assault, federal and state governments have placed a number of unique criminal sanctions on sex offenders. These include residency restrictions, exclusionary zones, electronic monitoring, and chemical castration. However, the majority of sex offender policies are not based on empirical evidence, nor have they demonstrated any significant reductions in offender recidivism. In fact, some of these policies have unintended consequences, which actually increase the likelihood of sexual offenses.
In this book, Wright critically analyzes existing policies, and assesses the most effective approaches in preventing sex offender recidivism. This provocative and timely book draws from the fields of criminal justice, law, forensic psychology, and social work to examine how current laws and policies are enacted and what to-date is known about their efficacy. The team of expert contributors includes Karen Terry, author of Sexual Offenses and Offenders, and others who bring a wealth of insight to the field of sex offense.
In response to the failed policies of sex offender laws, this book presents alternative models and approaches to sex offense laws and policies. Wright also explores critical, cutting-edge topics, such as internet sexual solicitation, the death penalty, and community responses to sex offense.
Key Features:An introduction and overview of the history of sex offender laws Analyzes the role of the media in sex offense and sex offender policies Examines the political "untouchability" of sex offender laws and their adverse effects Features interviews with victims of sexual assault, investigating their points of views on what kinds of reforms need to be made to sex offender laws
Thought-provoking and insightful, Sex Offender Laws serves as a vital resource for policy makers, researchers, and students of criminal justice, law, and social work.