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Mamita Mala presents The Radical Women Of Color Carnival!
(Okay, so I’m kinda late with that link – better late than never!)
Liz Conor: These 2 words were as many as I was able to write without being interrupted by my children
Another one I want to remember when it comes time to nominate “best post” Coufax awards. Liz describes – and demonstrates – the extreme difficultly that even a parent in the best imaginable situation has trying to combine child-rearing with work.
…It’s only the threat of public backlash that keeps immigration officers from storming the church to arrest her.
My transgression? I am one of the dwindling number of women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and choose not to terminate our pregnancies.
Like eating meat, using cell phones, shopping at Target, or watching TV, I applaud those who abstain but can’t count myself among them.
Third World… property systems exclude the assets and transactions of 80% of the population, cutting off the poor from the global capitalist economy as markedly as apartheid once separated black and white South Africans.
Angry Black Woman: White Liberals Should Stop Being So Defensive
Yes, the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie was racist. No, that doesn’t mean that you’re racist if you saw it and enjoyed it. Stop. Breathe.
Raising WEG: On Reading Charlotte’s Web To Kids
I love Charlotte’s Web – but I also recommend scrolling down far enough to read Sarah V’s feminist critique, in the comments.
Punk Ass Blog: Exploring Assumptions In Feminist Debates About Prostitution
Although I suppose this is damning with faint praise, I thought that this post and the subsequent discussion were much better than other threads I’ve seen on this subject lately. I’m not claiming all is perfect, but for a change I was interested in much of the discussion rather than tearing my hair out with frustration at people on both sides.
Chronicle of Higher Education: Mob Rule In Academia
Interesting article about the human tendency to “mob” – which also shows up in blogging from time to time, I think. Regarding the partisan question, sometimes I think that certain lefty professors sit around plotting ways to be an embarrassment to lefties everywhere, but I guess it only seems that way.
There are no laws that say we have to wear a hijab (yet), but there are the men in head-to-toe black and the turbans, the extremists and fanatics who were liberated by the occupation, and at some point, you tire of the defiance. You no longer want to be seen. I feel like the black or white scarf I fling haphazardly on my head as I walk out the door makes me invisible to a certain degree- it’s easier to blend in with the masses shrouded in black. If you’re a female, you don’t want the attention- you don’t want it from Iraqi police, you don’t want it from the black-clad militia man, you don’t want it from the American soldier.
Feminist Law Profs: Judge Puts Off Football Players’ Jail Sentence So They Can Play Football
Well, thank goodness being punished for severely injuring two other boys (brain damage, broken bones, etc) is being timed so it won’t inconvenience them. I’m sure that female sports players, or for that matter chess players or debate team members of either sex, would have been given exactly the same consideration.
For example, 44 percent of women lawyers of color working in a large law firm reported that they had been passed over for desirable assignments, compared to 39 percent of white women, 25 percent of men of color and only 2 percent of white men.
“What’s interesting is that if you’re a member of more than one minority, you may feel like the two communities are fighting over where your real home is,” Yang Costello says. “If you’re, say, Latina and have a disability, you may find your disability community expecting you to think of yourself as disabled first and your Latina community expecting you to think of yourself as Hispanic first and that other things are supposed to come second.” [Curtsy: The Gimp Parade]
Pandagon: The Most Ridiculous Definition of “Fat” Ever
Another thing that bugged me about the article is that, in order to promote these allegedly “fat” women as sexy, the writers felt they had to denigrate skinny women. Because being sexy is a zero-sum game.
BlackProf.com: What You Have To Do To Excel At Law School
Since I’ve sometimes toyed with the idea of law school, this sort of post helps bring me back to sanity.
Making Light: Lock Picking No Longer Requires Any Skill
Not for pin-tumbler locks, anyway. Curtsy: Deltoid.