Femmostroppo Reader – June 1, 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.

  • Crap that irritates me about kinky bloggers.
  • – “Anyways, I’ve been trying to read more anti-sexist kinky blogs over the last few weeks. As I find them, I’ll link to them in the LoGI posts, since there are some really awesome writers doing some really awesome theorizing about race, class, and gender. There are some others, though, who are incredibly toxic.”

  • When did I stop being white? « wood turtle
  • – “Part of the appropriation of non-white status is my own fault. When I converted, I went to an extreme and started distancing myself from the parts of my culture that were not permissible in Islam.

    When I took on the hijab, then other people… my people stopped seeing me as white. A simple piece of cloth suddenly turned me into a foreigner, a born Muslim. I was congratulated on my mastery of the English language. Young girls gossiping about “Pakis” hushed their voices when they noticed me staring. People told me to go home, to where I came from. And after 911, I was spit on. Some in my community, the ones I defended as not being ignorant, failed me.

    Because of a piece of cloth.”

  • The Nature of Consent, Part One: SSC vs. RACK
  • – “WARNING!!! This post talks about sex, kink and consent, and is NSFW. It also might be upsetting for some readers.

    The issue of consent is one which is very important in feminist circles. It is a topic that needs to be talked about over and over and over again. But when it comes to kinky circles, kinky feminists, the word holds even more meanings.”

  • The Nature of Consent, Part Two: The Importance of Safe Signals
  • – “WARNING!! This post talks about sex, kink and consent, and is NSFW. It may also be upsetting to some readers.

    Fist a note: I use the phrase Safe Signals instead of Safe Words very deliberately. Not everyone can speak, and not all Safe Signals are verbal.”

  • Don’t get raped
  • – bluemilk takes on some victim-blaming

  • De Anza Witnesses Condemn Botched Rape Investigation
  • – “I have said before and will say again that these three women are heroes, and their willingness to do what is right — and long after they could have easily walked away — is astounding to me.”

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