Femmostroppo Reader – October 23, 2009

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

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  1. Ah, I have written a response to the recent Feministing chat that might be of interest to some folks here.
    Also, people who loathe Freakonomics might also enjoy this link-dense coverage at the Language Log. Particularly I got a lot out of the link to Brad deLong’s exhaustive takedown of the chapter on climate change.

  2. Hmm, I just realized people might not be familiar with that…it’s an angry condemnation of Feministing for its unapologetic oppression of women with disabilities, basically.

    I’d like to talk about what I think amandaw referred to when she said “There is a reason commenters feel comfortable saying certain things.”
    Progressive blogs attract readers who feel safe at that blog. Trolls and hate-mailers aside, you have the commenters you have because you regularly challenge privilege they wish to see challenged, and you do not challenge privilege they do not wish to see challenged. Their bigotry is a reflection of your own.

    • you have the commenters you have because you regularly challenge privilege they wish to see challenged, and you do not challenge privilege they do not wish to see challenged. Their bigotry is a reflection of your own.

      That’s a thought-provoking sentiment.

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