Wednesday, May 06, 2009

This Week in the Blogosphere

It's a hot little buzzword in feminist circles, and it's usually said derisively. It's supposedly something ignorant people do. Young people, who fancy themselves rebels and aren't actually resisting anything. This is contrasted with real work for social change, which as described is less flashy, less attention-grabbing... and, perhaps most importantly, less personal. Transgression is something someone does to be shocking; revolution is for the good of the People.

The President's Assessment Of His 100 Days

survival is a spiritual discipline revisited

Dora The Explorer Matters To Boys

I Remember Andrea BETTER
I really really did really not want to go to my ten year high school reunion, so I hired a stripper to go, as me, instead. Really.

stuff white people do: feel bad about participating in gentrification

Gay Marriage: If It Were Not For Those Pesky Blacks


on breaking borders

swine flu and pork farms

looking at from a different angle
So, once again transgender rights are thrown right in the shitter in our legislative sytem. The New Hampshire senate and House of Representatives voted against a law that would make it illegal to discriminate on housing and employment. Not only did it not pass but a Senate committe voted 5-0 to recommend that the bill be killed unanimously.

Sex In The Fields And The Forests On Beltane article from the News Scotsman that starts off well enough and that has a nice slideshow. And, then, it runs off the rails

My Daughters’ Keeper: Nahid Persson’s “Prostitution Behind The Veil”

whatsername says: In the last week there was an online event, "Blogging Against Disablism Day", below are a number of features:
Blogging Against Disablism Day: On Depression
Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Pain
I wasn't going to do this...
Out of My Closet

ability pregnancy and the living body

Despite the drama, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill Passed the House.

Moving Beyond the Money Shot: Feminist Porn Awards

northern territory, sexual activity, teens and police state

RECLAIMING: Healthy Sexuality For the Next Seven Generations

Justice and Honors for Lakota Women
Federal court *finally* recognizes connection between sexual assault and colonization

And then they’ll MAKE us
DBL: Well, you know, the drags are allowed to use our ladies room now (referring, I assume, to the bill that passed last summer allowing people to use the bathroom that best fits their identity), I suppose they’ll MAKE us change that to “partner.”

NY State Assembly Passes GENDA

The Concept of "Work"

I want women’s networks to stop glamorizing stalking

We don't make it easy to be a survivor

black farmers rally for rights
A major bone of contention: black farmers receive far fewer subsidies than other farmers.

my question: how is this all connected to the health of black communities? I think we’ve only begun to imagine the ways…

Via stuff white people do and Womanist Musings
"How NOT To Write About Africa"