This call-to-activism post from Anita Sarkeesian lists useful resources for those who want to become more politically engaged as they contemplate President-Elect Trump. So if you’ve been wondering what you can do, here’s some food for thought. Lauren Chief Elk and others have some thoughts as well.
being an ally
I really wanted to vent about politics on my keyboard today, but it didn’t happen. However, one of our Geek Feminist friends Valerie Aurora had her ally-training work profiled in the Guardian, so that’s a happy happening!
If you step on my foot, you need to get off my foot.
If you step on my foot without meaning to, you need to get off my foot.
If you step on my foot without realizing it, you need to get off my foot.
A comment from Chuck Repke about 100 comments in on a post by John Scalzi, which I really recommend reading…
If, after saying something, one feels the urge/need to say: “I don’t mean that in a creepy* way“, THEN ONE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO SAY IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Being an ally means talking to people about asexuality and accepting their identity as they describe it. It means asking questions only when you’re genuinely interested in hearing the answer. If your mindset is already fixed at “I don’t quite understand x, therefore asexuality cannot be valid,” then do everyone a favour and just walk away.
White privilege and the centring of white people in discussions of race and racism: a spinoff thread
This is a spinoff thread from our terrific guest post by Stephanie, “The privilege in your pocket: a manifesto”. I’m starting it from the first point where I requested that the rudeness (which involved centring of white people and scolding… Read More ›