Was Miley’s VMA performance problematic or have I just missed the point?
Lazy vicious marginalisation from Vagenda at New Statesman
My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.
~ Flavia Dzodan, on Tiger Beatdown 2011/10/10
Are you noting a distinct lack of attribution there from Vagenda, for an ‘oft-quoted phrase’ which is easily googled as to its source?
As if that wasn’t bad enough, here’s what happened next:
Appreciation or Appropriation?
Appreciation or appropriation? You decide.
Quickhit: Gay Girl in Damascus Amina Arraf is a pseudonym for American Tom MacMaster
Now the regime is going to be able to cast everything MacMaster wrote about what was happening in Syria as pure fiction, and real people who trusted Arraf have been endangered.
Open Letter to Melbourne Queer Film Festival attendees
This guest post is from Jonathan Williams, a member of the MQFF trans selection panel, a body which did NOT select one particular trans-themed film which has been included in the festival program.
Femmostroppo Reader November 19, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you’ve been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Intersectionality and Privilege: Addressing the Squishy Bits
Not all questions have clear answers. Sometimes, there is no “right” answer. Sometimes, every “right” answer carries a little bit of wrong in it too. This is especially true when we take a feminist approach informed by intersectionality; a feminism… Read More ›
Not your punchline, Amanda Palmer.
If you missed this week’s Good News Week, or couldn’t see it because you’re not in Australia, here are the “disabled feminists” sledges aimed at FWD/Forward from Amanda Palmer, Des Bishop, and Paul McDermott. The ones we’ve been talking about… Read More ›
Quick Hit: Maybe it’s her fault for having a shower?
The photo of a young Lara Bingle which has apparently been doing the rounds of the cricket and AFL players for some time now has been published in the Woman’s Day magazine. Woman’s Day say they did not pay for… Read More ›
Quickhit: Icedancers with a new twist on blackface.
Via baby_elvis, this ice-dancing routine. From the news: Russian world ice-skating champions Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin have danced around the controversy surrounding their Aboriginal-themed routine, insisting they will still use it at the Winter Olympics. Aboriginal elders say the… Read More ›