Was Miley’s VMA performance problematic or have I just missed the point?
My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.
~ Flavia Dzodan, on Tiger Beatdown 2011/10/10
Are you noting a distinct lack of attribution there from Vagenda, for an ‘oft-quoted phrase’ which is easily googled as to its source?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, here’s what happened next:
Appreciation or appropriation? You decide.
Now the regime is going to be able to cast everything MacMaster wrote about what was happening in Syria as pure fiction, and real people who trusted Arraf have been endangered.
This guest post is from Jonathan Williams, a member of the MQFF trans selection panel, a body which did NOT select one particular trans-themed film which has been included in the festival program.
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you’ve been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Not all questions have clear answers. Sometimes, there is no “right” answer. Sometimes, every “right” answer carries a little bit of wrong in it too. This is especially true when we take a feminist approach informed by intersectionality; a feminism informed by the knowledge that privilege operates in a multitude of ways, that different types of privilege and different types… Read more →
If you missed this week’s Good News Week, or couldn’t see it because you’re not in Australia, here are the “disabled feminists” sledges aimed at FWD/Forward from Amanda Palmer, Des Bishop, and Paul McDermott. The ones we’ve been talking about in Otterday. * (Edited to add: For those who don’t already know, the conjoined twins that Palmer discusses are not… Read more →
The photo of a young Lara Bingle which has apparently been doing the rounds of the cricket and AFL players for some time now has been published in the Woman’s Day magazine. Woman’s Day say they did not pay for the image. If you haven’t seen it, it is a head and shoulders shot of Lara with her arm covering… Read more →
Via baby_elvis, this ice-dancing routine. From the news: Russian world ice-skating champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin have danced around the controversy surrounding their Aboriginal-themed routine, insisting they will still use it at the Winter Olympics. Aboriginal elders say the pair’s two-and-a-half minute routine causes serious cultural offence. But Domnina and Shabalin, favourites to win gold at next month’s Winter… Read more →
Some artwork from Amanda Marcotte’s book “It’s A Jungle Out There”, published by Seal Press, is now online at Dear White Feminists. I wrote about Seal Press a short while ago, here, and y’all know about the current AM/appropriation conversation going on everywhere in the femiblogosophere and RWOCosphere. This is blatantly, indefensibly racist. This is vile. Share this post? Related… Read more →
Regular readers may have noticed that I have a tendency to start serieses that I don’t finish. Well, I’ve finally got a second installment in 52 Acts of Political Correctness. The original 52something meme is here – do feel free to join in! ~~~ The Ethics of Personal Stories Today’s thesis: just because you can see it, doesn’t mean it’s… Read more →