Is there anyone reading along here who knows enough feminist theory to grok the concept of unexamined privilege who doesn’t believe in unconscious/subconscious sexism? Surely we all know by now that many if not most of the most insidious and difficult to change sexist behaviours are those that operate as unexamined habits rather than conscious choices.
Join our Facebook group – “Against the Proposed Narrowing of Accessible Parking Permit Eligibility“! ~~~ **Please spread this post far and wide** Following on from Lauredhel’s powerful CALL TO ACTIVISM, here is a form letter that I developed (with input… Read More ›
Join our Facebook group – “Against the Proposed Narrowing of Accessible Parking Permit Eligibility“! ~~~ WildlyParenthetical is feminist, queer, white, TAB [Temporarily Able-Bodied] and recently, an official Doctor (no, she can’t write prescriptions, sadly… but she can analyse and theorise… Read More ›
I bet this post is not what you think it’s going to be. What cheeses me off is Temporarily Able-Bodied (TAB) folk leaping to attribute accessible parking problems to “permit abuse”. (This can be broadened to other disability accommodations, also.)… Read More ›
Remember the fuss over Salma Hayek being “abusive” because she was “still” feeding her toddler?
Salma Hayek took a humanitarian trip to Sierra Leone. This video shows her being there for the death of a baby from tetanus, speaking to a UNICEF representative, and travelling to a remote part of Sierra Leone.
Kyle Payne, fauxminist, predator, and sexual assaulter, is up for open sentencing on August 11, though he is asking for it to be postponed so that he can continue his “counselling” and solicitation of “letters of support”.
Kyle Payne was a rape crisis advocate, women’s studies student, and resident advisor at his university. While “looking after” an unconscious drunk student in his care, he undid her shirt and took a photograph and video of her breast.
He has now published a statement on his blog, closed comments on it, and emailed a bunch of feminist bloggers to alert them to it. Yeah – he’s soliciting letters of support from feminists, in an effort to influence his sentence. Mm, that’ll go well:
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 ›