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“Being privileged doesn’t make you a bad person, but acknowledging that you are might make you a better one.”
~ quote source unknown
Nugget of Awesome: I wouldn’t mind losing my privileges if it meant other people were treated the same way as I am
By tigtog on March 6, 2013
I like that I don’t worry about being beaten for my sexuality by bigots. I like that I don’t worry about being pulled over by a cop because my skin color. I like that I don’t have to be worried about being under paid because of my gender and race. I like that I don’t worry about people attacking me for finding out that my sex at birth and gender match. I like that I don’t worry about a bunch of people making laws over what goes on in my body. I like that I can speak out and not worry about being physically assaulted due to my size and gender.
By Mindy on February 18, 2013
Slacker Mums: Lets come up with a scenario and then add bits to see where we end up.
By tigtog on May 16, 2012
A comment from Chuck Repke about 100 comments in on a post by John Scalzi, which I really recommend reading…
By Lauredhel on February 7, 2009
Remember the fuss over Salma Hayek being “abusive” because she was “still” feeding her toddler?
Salma Hayek took a humanitarian trip to Sierra Leone. This video shows her being there for the death of a baby from tetanus, speaking to a UNICEF representative, and travelling to a remote part of Sierra Leone.
Posted in Culture, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, health | Tagged activism/charity, babies, baby, breastfeeding, breastmilk, consumerism, disability, earthquake, Food/Drink, formula, lactation, marketing, privilege, reproductive justice, salma hayek, social change, unicef | 28 Responses
By Lauredhel on November 13, 2008
Amandaw has a superb post up at Three Rivers Blog: Second Shift for the Sick. She describes the energy and time requirements for someone who is sick or has a disability, in terms of what it takes to keep an income flowing, obtain healthcare and medication, monitor and try to correct other people’s mistakes, and [...]