Feminism is messy and difficult, and it should be. We’re talking about changing incredibly powerful institutions and also, incredibly intimate parts of our lives. That work won’t ever be easy. And the introspection involved particularly for doing feminist work on… Read More ›
Who are these feminists? A call for discussion
Do Western feminists condone sexism and misogyny in other countries because of cultural relativism? If so, who are they and what are they actually saying? This article came out following the brutal gang rape of the student [name redacted] on… Read More ›
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:
Anti-racist awareness and denial within progressive spaces
Two very important posts on anti-oppression conversations that so often implode and intersectional goals that end up not being reached. I’m bookmarking these.
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 ›
Blegging: links for FF101 FAQ on Intersectionality
I’m finally back in an FAQ-writing headspace, and one on Intersectionality is long overdue. I have a few links, but I could do with more! Please feed the FAQ.
Law & Order: “Dignity”, Worth, and the Medical Model of Disability
[x-posted from FWD/Forward: Feminists With Disabilities] As a feminist, I am pro-choice. Abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible. As a feminist, I look at more than whether single, individual women have access to abortion. There is a much broader… Read More ›
Ask the Hoydenizens: How to respond to the bootstrappers?
Sabina wrote: A few days ago I was having a conversation with one of my noob-to-feminism friends about feminism and intersectionality. At one point in the conversation he said something that was pretty much the equivalent of, “In my experience… Read More ›
I Write Letters
Dear etc, “I have contacted the IAS admin about access to this conference before, as well as about access to the Disability Inclusion seminar, and was rebuffed each time. I am contacting you again in the hope that you have… Read More ›