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Facebook Twitter » Blog Archive » The Rule. This is Cathy writing, not Alison, despite what the author tag says. Julie from Portland, OR, kindly emailed us to let us know that lefty blogs like Pandagon have been discussing the Mo Movie Measure a film-going concept that originated in an early DTWOF strip, circa 1985. We were excited to hear that someone still remembers this 20-year-old chestnut.

But alas, the principle is misnamed. It appears in “The Rule,” a strip found on page 22 of the original DTWOF collection. Mo actually doesn’t appear in DTWOF until two years later. Her first strip can be found half-way through More DTWOF. Alison would also like to add that she can’t claim credit for the actual “rule.” 10 Foods for Sinus Health & 10 Ways to Relieve Infection. The warm, dark environment of the sinuses create the optimal space for infections; learn how to combat and relieve sinus infection and improve your sinus health.

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Garlic Tea. The Origins of “Privilege” The idea of “privilege”—that some people benefit from unearned, and largely unacknowledged, advantages, even when those advantages aren’t discriminatory —has a pretty long history. In the nineteen-thirties, W. E. B. Du Bois wrote about the “psychological wage” that enabled poor whites to feel superior to poor blacks; during the civil-rights era, activists talked about “white-skin privilege.”

But the concept really came into its own in the late eighties, when Peggy McIntosh, a women’s-studies scholar at Wellesley, started writing about it. In 1988, McIntosh wrote a paper called “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies,” which contained forty-six examples of white privilege. (No. 21: “I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.” McIntosh is now seventy-nine. How did you come to write about privilege? The thing was, he was a very nice man. How did people respond? National SEED Project - White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Downloadable PDF © 1989 Peggy McIntosh "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" first appeared in Peace and Freedom Magazine, July/August, 1989, pp. 10-12, a publication of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia, PA.

Anyone who wishes to reproduce more than 35 copies of this article must apply to the author, Dr. I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group. Through work to bring materials from Women’s Studies into the rest of the curriculum, I have often noticed men’s unwillingness to grant that they are over-privileged, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged. Thinking through unacknowledged male privilege as a phenomenon, I realized that, since hierarchies in our society are interlocking, there was most likely a phenomenon of white privilege that was similarly denied and protected.

On Racism and White Privilege | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. Overview: Explores issues of race and white privilege Excerpted from White Anti-Racist Activism: A Personal Roadmap by Jennifer R. Holladay, M.S. (Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc., 2000) On Racism Racism is a doctrine or teaching, without scientific support, that does three things. Racist beliefs include things like “White people are smarter than people of color,” or “White people make better teachers.”

Related to these relatively obvious manifestations of racism is a subtle system that also contributes to the maintenance of the racial status quo. On White Privilege White skin privilege is not something that white people necessarily do, create or enjoy on purpose. White Privilege: The Perks White people receive all kinds of perks as a function of their skin privilege. My father, who has worked in economic development for 30 years, would explain away these examples of white privilege as simple functions of supply and demand economics.

Things are starting to change slowly. The Origins of “Privilege” Untitled. Avoiding Ableist or Sexist Language Won’t Make Us Less Fun! I found this amazing campaign on a website and decided to share on my facebook wall. As stated on the website , “The following are images from the “You Don’t Say?” Campaign out of Duke University. The premise of the campaign is to encourage people to think before speaking as the words one delivers can have negative implications that were never intended in the first place, especially to those around us. These phrases are often said with harmless intent. But how do we really make those around us feel? Perhaps it’s time for us to actually think before we speak?” The images show different persons holding different signs – When I posted this wonderful piece as my FB status update, I added- And I don’t say “Don’t be a retard” because it is Ableist . As expected, some do not agree with the campaign or my statement.

Oh come on, that’s so stingy! “Oh come on, that’s so stingy!” There is nothing stingy about asking people to think about the impact their words would have on others before they speak. KIMCHI CUDDLES. White Privilege Conference. Alternet | Alternative News and Information. Hey, Smug White People: You (Yes, You) Are a Racist, Too. If there’s anything our fraught national dialogue on race has taught us, it's that there are no racists in this country. (In fact, not only do multiple studies confirm that most white Americans generally believe racism is over — just 16 percent say there’s a lot of racial discrimination — it turns out that many actually believe white people experience more discrimination than black people.)

It’s a silly idea, of course, but it’s easy to delude ourselves into thinking that inequality is a result of cultural failures, racial pathology and a convoluted narrative involving black-on-black crime, hoodies, rap music and people wearing their pants too low. To admit that racism is fundamental to who we are, that it imbues our thinking in ways we wouldn’t and couldn’t believe without the application of the scientific method, is infinitely harder. And yet, there's endless evidence to prove it. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Unfortunately, I could go on and on. What is Change From Within? | Change From Within. Change From Within is a space with two purposes or goals. First, it is a space for me to share my thoughts on social justice through the lenses of community, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, and hopefully much more! In my work as a diversity consultant and professional presenter on issues of diversity, I encourage people to see introspection and relationship building as key to making the changes in oneself that inevitably lead to changes in our society and culture: hence the name Change From Within. Second, it is my hope that my musings will lead others to talk, consider, reflect, and respond! It is my hope that you will take the thoughts and considerations inspired by the blog into your community to discuss with family, friends, acquaintances, Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and so on.

You are also welcome to reach out to me via Twitter if you would like to discuss a piece (though there is no guarantee I will respond). Like this: Like Loading... Home. 7 reasons why reverse racism doesn't exist. The state of race relations in the U.S., a country where people seem to be under the mistaken belief that we are “post-racial,” is dire.

This week saw a young, unarmed black man killed by the NYPD in a stairwell, and a refusal to indict from a Ferguson grand jury. Responses to these events from those concerned about systemic discrimination against people of color also saw the revival of a familiar battle cry among my fellow honkies: “Reverse racism!” Accusations of “reverse racism” are dragged out in many cases when people of color and nonwhite people speak out, sometimes passionately, about racial issues. In Texas, for example, a teacher was recently forced out of her job after a profanity-laced tweet from her private account, in which she referred to white people as “crackers.” Make no mistake: The district’s pressure wasn’t about the use of some four letter words. It was about “crackers,” and the belief that some people think it’s a racial slur.

Yes, really. This is not the case. When White Feminists Respond to Anti-Racism Like Men Respond to Feminism. Un-ruly | black hair faqs (10 things non-blacks want to know) Zoe samudzi's social stories. My Feminism Looks Like… Zoe Samudzi | Melanin as love. 1. Can you tell me a little about yourself? My name is Zoe Samudzi, I’m a 22 year old first generation American of Zimbabwean descent. I’m an academic, and I currently work on a research project that’s seeking to create culturally-competent (i.e. context and identity-specific) HIV interventions for trans women. I no longer identify as a feminist, but as a womanist. I’ve come to the point where I’m no longer going to insist upon inclusion in a set of gender politics that actively antagonizes black women/women of color and trans women and sex workers and excludes many others when I could be contributing to an epistemology that is rooted in my ideological oppression and lived experiences as a black woman. 2. What does feminism mean to you as an African woman?

It means so many things, but above all, it means maximizing women’s agency in culturally complementary ways. 3. I would say that they’re correct. 4. 5. White Feminism, frankly, is Bechdel test feminism. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Like this: 5 Ways Taylor Swift Exemplifies White Feminism – And Why That's a Problem. Make no mistake: I love Taylor Swift. “I Knew You Were Trouble” is one of my favorite shower songs, I’ve cried incessantly to “All Too Well” after a breakup (and, um, every time I hear it), and I could kick your ass at “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together” karaoke.

By far, she’s my problematic fave. But goddamn, is she ever problematic. And as much as I appreciate a pop artist that I love donning the feminist label, I really hate when they do so in the name of the special brand of fucked-up anti-oppression work known as White Feminism. Now, White Feminism, for those of you who may not be aware, is not a pejorative term coined to describe all feminists that happen to be white. And that’s a problem. And as much as I’m a Swifty, I’m a feminist first (and a white one, at that), and I’m not here for any kind of feminism that would excuse, for instance, Taylor’s misunderstanding that race is irrelevant in pop culture politics (a la the feud with Nicki Minaj that never was). 1. 2. 3.

Okay. 4. Why Saying 'It's My Choice' Doesn't Necessarily Make Your Choice Feminist. Panel 1 Character: (Wearing traditionally feminine attire, with hands on hips) I can wear lipstick and still be a feminist! It’s my choice, and that’s feminist in itself! Text: Given the advent of “choice feminism,” this is a really common refrain amongst feminists. However, while the first statement is correct, the second one… not quite so much. Panel 2 Character: (Standing at a crossroads with two signs, each pointing down one of the paths) Text: The popular image of an individual’s life choices is that of a path. Panel 3 Character: (Now on open water in a boat. Text: But making choices is much more like sailing in the ocean Panel 4 Text: There’s currents, doldrums, and storms, and each of them affect how difficult it is to take one path or another to a place.

(Panel shows the open ocean with a current going through the middle, marked by signs labeled “affirmations”. Panel 5 (There is a piece of paper, with “Social Contract” in fancy writing. Panel 6 Panel 7 Panel 8 Panel 9 Panel 10 Panel 11 Panel 12. Dear Christina Fallin. Dear Christina Fallin, Last night, someone tagged me in the comments of your post on Instagram, a picture of you wearing dark red lipstick and a coordinating warbonnet. Initially, I just rolled my eyes and closed the window, because since I’ve somehow become an “expert” on white girls in headdresses, I get sent pictures like yours pretty much every. single. day. Don’t believe me? Just glance at the “#indianheaddress” tag.

But then I got an email, then another, and another, and another, and then realized that this one was different–because you, Christina, are daughter of Oklahoma’s Governor. I’ve written a lot of these letters. I’ve written them to Drew Barrymore, to Paul Frank, to my local YMCA, to generic party-goers, and more. But you see Christina, while a lot of those folks I wrote those letters to came at this from a place of ignorance (which doesn’t excuse it by any means), you knew that putting on that headdress would be controversial. And then this line, which is the kicker: This White Feminist Loved Her Dreadlocks – Here's Why She Cut Them Off. Here Are 4 Ways to Navigate Whiteness and Feminism – Without Being a White Feminist (TM)

Womanism. Unification is a key cornerstone of womanist ideology. Womanism is a social theory based on the history and everyday experiences of women of color, especially black women. It seeks, according to womanist scholar Layli Maparyan (Phillips), to "restore the balance between people and the environment/nature and reconcil[e] human life with the spiritual dimension".[1] Writer Alice Walker coined the term womanist in a short story, "Coming Apart", in 1979.[3][4] Since Walker's initial use, the term has evolved to envelop varied, and often opposing interpretations of conceptions such as feminism, men, and blackness.[5] Theory[edit] Womanist theory, while diverse, holds at its core that both femininity and culture are equally important to the woman's existence.

In discussing womanist theory, one must acknowledge the racism that was perceived by black women in the feminist movement. The rise of second-wave feminism brought an inclusion of women of color within the movement. Alice Walker[edit] The Black Feminist's Guide to the Racist Sh*t That Too Many White Feminists Say. National Women's Law Center. Womanism. Closing_the_wage_gap_is_crucial_for_woc_and_their_families_2015.pdf.

Closing the Wage Gap is Crucial for Women of Color and Their Families. The Black Feminist's Guide to the Racist Sh*t That Too Many White Feminists Say. A chilling reminder that Black lives matter less to police: “I won’t soon forget the sound of people screaming from pepper spray” On Friday, more than 1,500 people converged at Cleveland State University for the first national convening of the Movement for Black Lives. At the end of our weekend of workshops, plenary sessions, healing circles, rap cyphers, chants and politicking, we were reminded of how acutely unsafe spaces centered around Black politics are. During the convening, a significant matter under consideration was forthrightly grappling with how to make organizing spaces safe for queer and trans Black people who have been at the fore of organizing the current movement.

Many of us were forced to acknowledge all the ways that racial justice work has been and remains unsafe for those Black people who are not straight or cisgender. But there are the things we must struggle with together among each other, and there are the threats that come from outside. During the course of the arrest, activists had obtained the teen’s mother’s phone number, and also advised him of his rights.

Surveillance is not new.