Femmostroppo Reader – April 5, 2010

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.

  • Feminist Intersection: Contemporary feminism isn't necessarily anti-racist | Bitch Magazine
  • – “Now I’ve got to give it up to all the righteous feminist people out there who are representing and are vehemently trying to be intersectional – as in, this isn’t only about sex or gender. But I would argue, in my life experiences thus far, that many of the same mistakes from the second wave ARE being made and that just because we’ve got some new and hot language like “intersectionality” to use in our talk – doesn’t necessarily make things change in our walk (i.e., actually being anti-racist).”

  • Newsweek Takes On Feminism On Behalf of Young White Girls Everywhere | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture
  • – “Part of the central response from defenders of the Newsweek 3 is, why should they have to talk about race or class? They’re trying to talk about gender. But the way I read it is that the Newsweek 3 are talking about gender only in so much as it is a structural barrier to success. And how can you talk about one structural barrier without at least mentioning how the other ones work, or moreover, how barriers for others are advantages for you? It’s an incomplete analysis. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t talk truthfully and fully about structural barriers you face, if you don’t at least acknowledge the structural advantages that you have.”

  • Feminism versus bad science
  • – “See, it’s not that feminists hate or don’t get science. It’s that our asshat radars are very well-honed, and science is not an asshat-free zone.”

  • How the Corporations Broke Ralph Nader and America, Too
  • -“The system is broken. And the consumer advocate who represented the best of our democracy was broken with it. As Nader pointed out after he published “Unsafe at Any Speed” in 1965, it took nine months to federally regulate the auto industry for safety and fuel efficiency. Two years after the collapse of Bear Stearns there is still no financial reform. The large hedge funds and banks are using billions in taxpayer subsidies to once again engage in the speculative games that triggered the first financial crisis and will almost certainly trigger a second. The corporate press, which abets our vast historical amnesia, does nothing to remind us how we got here. It speaks in the hollow and empty slogans handed to it by public relations firms, its corporate paymasters and the sound-bite society. “

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5 replies

  1. This just went up. It’s a guest post. Guest post – Heteronormativity and FSD. – delivers what it promises & then some. A look at heteronormativity in diagnosis & treatment for female sexual dysfunction.

  2. Thanks for that K – great post.

  3. I’m going through my filing cabinets, in the style of Gerard Henderson, for bigoted comments for the Glorias. Your readers, TT, I’m sure will have more.

    • The Glorias are a great concept. Although I think that the word “penultimate” might not mean what they think it means (front page).

  4. Ah…yes, misuse of the word ‘penultimate’. MiniFP’s dad once wrote me an impassioned letter in which he said MiniFP was his ‘penultimate’ priority…which was exactly as his actions would indicate, but not quite what he intended to say I think.

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