No! Against Adult Supremacy
by bell hooks Contributor, Emma Goldman Contributor, Aya de Leon Contributor and Peter Gelderloos Author
Why should children have no rights? Adults are running the world poorly, so why do we let them continue? This collection of zines includes material from contributors that include John Taylor Gatto and bell hooks as well as a diverse array of people with experience being a disenfranchised kid. Pieces cover topics like gender nonconforming youth, unschooling and other anti-capitalist education systems, the reduction of parental rights, all under the umbrella of youth-oriented anarchist thought. Get angry about ageism and fired up about young people's liberation.
From the introduction: "Every hierarchy, every abuse, every act of domination that seeks to justify or excuse itself appeals through analogy to the rule of adults over children. We are all indoctrinated from birth in ways of "because I say so." The flags of supposed experience, benevolence, and familial obligation are the first of many paraded through our lives to celebrate the suppression of our agency, the dismissial of our desires, the reduction of our personhood. Our whole world is caught in a cycle of abuse, largley unexamined and unnamed. And at its root lies our dehumanization of children."
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