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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
By tigtog on December 20, 2013
Nothing induces more rage in others than your taking what you do not deserve and not even noticing.
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 tigtog on August 8, 2009
I’ve moved my comments responding to Linda here because otherwise it is derailing Helen’s thread. This is for the record, it’s combative and not particularly edifying, but for the sake of transparency it’s being published and can be discussed by anyone so inclined. Everyone who just wants to pass over to Otters and Politics, please […]
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 […]