Feminism is messy and difficult, and it should be. We’re talking about changing incredibly powerful institutions and also, incredibly intimate parts of our lives. That work won’t ever be easy. And the introspection involved particularly for doing feminist work on oneself is exhausting and often quite disorientating. You add to that mix the fact that this work is now being… Read more →
Do Western feminists condone sexism and misogyny in other countries because of cultural relativism? If so, who are they and what are they actually saying? This article came out following the brutal gang rape of the student [name redacted] on a bus in Delhi, and repeats a popular truism which I’ve been meaning to write about for some time; namely,… Read more →
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:
Two very important posts on anti-oppression conversations that so often implode and intersectional goals that end up not being reached. I’m bookmarking these.
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 →
I’m finally back in an FAQ-writing headspace, and one on Intersectionality is long overdue. I have a few links, but I could do with more! Please feed the FAQ. Share this post? Related posts: The 75th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! The 68th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! The 56th Down Under Feminists Carnival is up! The 42nd… Read more →
[x-posted from FWD/Forward: Feminists With Disabilities] As a feminist, I am pro-choice. Abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible. As a feminist, I look at more than whether single, individual women have access to abortion. There is a much broader reproductive justice framework that must be scrutinised, critiqued and repaired so that all women have access to informed, supported reproductive… Read more →
Sabina wrote: A few days ago I was having a conversation with one of my noob-to-feminism friends about feminism and intersectionality. At one point in the conversation he said something that was pretty much the equivalent of, “In my experience [as an upper-middle-class, white, cisgendered, able-bodied, heterosexual male], people just need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps if they… Read more →
Dear etc, “I have contacted the IAS admin about access to this conference before, as well as about access to the Disability Inclusion seminar, and was rebuffed each time. I am contacting you again in the hope that you have had an opportunity to re-think. As a feminist blogger and someone who has worked closely with several presenters, and as… Read more →