Wednesday, February 25, 2009


NYU Students Occupy Kimmel Hall
We have waited too long for the University to respond of its own volition. We have let administrators push us around through endless red tape, through never-ending tuition hikes, through unfair labor practices, through secrecy and lies, through power being consolidated in a tiny group of (mostly) rich white dudes who know nothing about our lives as students.

raven's eye
in my visions i kept seeing a women and transfolk of color blog. one that was updated daily with our news, analysis, announcements, personal reflections, conversations, and more. a location on the net where we, from our different perspectives and lives, are able to give voice to us. where we agree and disagree, and stay in conversation.
are there others who are interested in building such a space for women and transfolk of color?

More Than Just A Whore: Sex Work, Firefly and Audience Engagement

Dear Black People WOC Feminists/Womanists Do Exist

Elements of Sex-Positivity

Raped By 46 Men

Beyond Chris & Rihanna

North Dakota House Passes Bill Giving Rights to Fertilized Eggs

Article: N.B. parents outraged by race-based Grade 4 assignment
The students had three spaces in a rocket ship and they had to decide whom to save among an Acadian francophone, a Chinese person, a black African, an English person and an aboriginal person. The assignment also included images representing each of the different ethnic groups that they could choose to save.

Well At Least It's Not Racial. Sorta...
Is the Italian government now seriously authorizing citizen vigilante squads? Which will ostensibly target any immigrant who might rape somebody? Is it just me, or does this sound like an unbelievably stupid fucking idea?

International Women's Day and More
International Women's Day 2009 is coming up (March 8th ya'll) and the zapatista communities are cooking up "MAMÁ CORRAL: A POLITICAL, SPORTING, CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC EVENT" -> this is a women's event named after Doña Concepción García de Corral, a recently deceased member of the Mothers of the Disappeared of Chihuahua and an adherent to the Other Campaign.

What Is a Feminist Issue

The Strong Black Woman Is Dead

A post I put in last week's linkages (What if the feminist blogosphere is a form of digital colonialism?) has caused quite the furor in the meantime, bringing up a lot of issues that should be looked at.
Renee: Blogging and Conversations
Shark Fu: Well, allow me to retort…
Lauren: The Story of a Blog
bfp: the latest blow up
Sylvia: On digital clusterfuck feministm
Black Amazon: On Tokenism
Amber Rhea: Freewriting on privilege, class, inaccurate words, and frustration
Lisa: My Nicaraguan Father: Reflections on Feminism, Letters, and Digital Media

Rethinking Privilege
Patriarchy, as it is actually lived by men, sucks.

Patriarchy, as lived, doesn’t feel like privilege. It feels mostly like getting beat up, and always fighting for status—always trying to live up to some insane, ever-shifting masculine ideal. Men don’t feel like they are in a better position than women. In truth, no one in a hierarchical society, not even at the top, feels like they’ve “won,” or like they’re the in-crowd. Pretty much everyone feels like they’re struggling.

Asian Women Blog Carnival!! The first! A call for submissions.

Protest Prostitution Charges against San Francisco Transgender Activist

Modern Day Witch Hunt

Native Quote of the Week
"You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round . . . The sky is round, and I have heard that the Earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours . . . . Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves." -Black Elk-Oglala Lakota Medicine Man