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By tigtog on July 15, 2014
When science heroes have a documented history of treating some kinds of people badly, their glorification by science fans can be alienating for members of the groups those heroes treated badly.
[I]t is dangerous to rest your scientific outreach efforts on scientific heroes. [...] Science outreach doesn’t just deliver messages about what science knows or about the processes by which that knowledge is built. Science outreach also delivers messages about what kind of people scientists are (and about what kinds of people can be scientists).
By tigtog on December 17, 2013
Watching the white supremacists try to derail the conversation with the #AsianPrivilege hashtag and by coopting the Shoah has been infuriating.
By tigtog on May 31, 2013
If you look very closely at just one wire in the cage, you cannot see the other wires. If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see why a bird would not just fly around the wire any time it wanted to go somewhere.
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, social justice | Tagged anti-feminist, anti-harassment policies, Deep Rifts™, marginalisation, nuggets of awesome, oppression | 6 Responses
By tigtog on April 11, 2013
The important point here is that we shouldn’t accept superficially casual dismissals of ‘vocabulary wars,’ ‘fetishization,’ or ‘language policing.’ We should look closely at the words people cling to with the most tenacity, even as they try to sound blas? about it..
By tigtog on October 24, 2012
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:
By tigtog on September 5, 2012
Sometimes they work out exactly as the malicious arseholes want them to, grinding people down until they feel the need to stop speaking out. But the technology that gives the bullies a megaphone to amplify their intimidation is a two-edged sword.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, social justice, technology | Tagged atheism, critical thinking, cyber-stalking, cyberbullying, Deep Rifts™, intimidation, marginalisation, sexual harassment, silencing tactics, skepticism, street harassment | 24 Responses
By tigtog on September 5, 2012
A poem by R.D. Laing
By tigtog on August 6, 2012
Females :: many species. Women :: one species. Female humans :: one species.
This post has been brought to you courtesy of disingenuous arguments taking place elsewhere.
By tigtog on April 14, 2012
I’ve long made pained expressions whenever I hear that “high school is the best years of your life” pablum expressed, and I was one of those people who did actually have a pretty good time at high school…I know now how lucky I was. After high school, LIFE GETS BETTER.
By tigtog on May 4, 2011
This anthology was launched in March, but in a fine example of its major theme regarding whose voices get sidelined in the feminism movement, most of the femosphere appears to not have heard of it until it was centred in a blogstorm this week.
By tigtog on April 3, 2011
I’m not offended by those words. I’m contemptuous of those words, and I’m letting you know that using them just made me think less of you – less admiration, less trust, less enjoyment in your company.
By tigtog on September 5, 2010
The author of D4D has let me know that Derailing For Dummies has five new entries (I’ve also updated the mirror of D4D over at FF101 to reflect these changes).