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Against Innocence

Jackie Wang

“Ultimately, our appeals to innocence demarcate who is killable and rapable, even if we are trying to strategically use such appeals to protest violence committed against one of our comrades. […] When we rely on appeals to innocence, we foreclose a form of resistance that is outside the limits of law, and instead ally ourselves with the State.”

First published in LIES: A Journal of Materialist Feminism Vol. 1 (, 2012.