So in Rupert’s world, if you are famous and popular enough to make oodles of money for people like him, then you should be allowed to punch people and everybody else should just shrug and move on.
Our Unconsciousness regarding Privilege and Bias
This is stuff regular readers likely already know, but it’s nice to have links to stuff for others. Two recent op-eds from the NYT discuss how decision makers in a wide range of gatekeeper roles are more likely to make discretionary accommodations for some people than others while not noticing that this is what they’re doing:
Some recommended reading from John Scalzi and Soraya Chemaly, and a few thoughts.
Today in White Privilege: Intent, Noticing, Examining
Nothing induces more rage in others than your taking what you do not deserve and not even noticing.
Nugget of Awesome: I wouldn’t mind losing my privileges if it meant other people were treated the same way as I am
I like that I don’t worry about being beaten for my sexuality by bigots. I like that I don’t worry about being pulled over by a cop because my skin color. I like that I don’t have to be worried about being under paid because of my gender and race. I like that I don’t worry about people attacking me for finding out that my sex at birth and gender match. I like that I don’t worry about a bunch of people making laws over what goes on in my body. I like that I can speak out and not worry about being physically assaulted due to my size and gender.
A thought experiment
Slacker Mums: Lets come up with a scenario and then add bits to see where we end up.
Quote of the Day: playing the Game of Life on the lowest difficulty setting
A comment from Chuck Repke about 100 comments in on a post by John Scalzi, which I really recommend reading…
Femmostroppo Reader January 22, 2011
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader – an even broader mix than usual this time around. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in 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 ›
Femmostroppo Reader – September 6, 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.