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Why You Shouldn't Share Those Emotional 'Deaf Person Hears for the First Time' Videos. I admit it: I'm a total sucker for "inspirational" viral videos that pop up on Facebook and Twitter, especially if there are bunnies involved.

Why You Shouldn't Share Those Emotional 'Deaf Person Hears for the First Time' Videos

But there's one video I'm completely sick of seeing and will be happy to never see again – ones where deaf people are able to hear for the first time. One of the latest made the rounds today, featuring 40-year-old Joanne Milne of Gateshead, U.K., who was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that affects hearing and vision. News outlets all over the world shared the YouTube video of Milne weeping with joy as she discovered her hearing for the first time, but few looked past the highly emotional moment to explore the scientific explanation behind it, or to explore the question what it's truly like to be deaf. I'm a CODA – Child of Deaf Adults – and involved in the Deaf activist community.



ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. L'égalitarisme, c'est pas ce que vous croyez. Stella Young: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much. Intersectionality And Feminism. What do intersections have to do with feminism?

Intersectionality And Feminism

Or with our lives as women and girls? Quite a lot, it turns out. L’intersectionnalité : vers un idéal nocif ? L’intersectionnalité en question (1) : la dépolitisation blanche. Le terme intersectionnalité renvoyant au fait de prendre en compte dans une lutte militante aussi bien le racisme, le sexisme que la lutte des classes, émane de Kimberlé Crenshaw dans le cadre d’un article universitaire, disponible ici en français.

L’intersectionnalité en question (1) : la dépolitisation blanche

Si l’article est paru en 1991, on peut dire qu’en pratique l’intersectionnalité existait dès lors que des femmes esclaves, puis colonisé-e-s et exploité-e-s résistaient contre les dominations de race, classe et sexe qui les affectaient, qu’importe que cela soit théorisé ou non. Il y a quand même eu une secousse militante forte dans le militantisme des années 1970 : les résistances des femmes noires ont acquis un statut politique. C’est ainsi que sont nés le Black Feminism, et plus tard le Womanism.


Picturing Mark Duggan. Last week the controversial killing of 29-year-old Mark Duggan by police in North London was ruled lawful by a jury.

Picturing Mark Duggan

His killing sparked riots across London and elsewhere in England. To many, it seemed like another unnecessary killing of a young man found prematurely guilty in the minds of police by virtue of the color of his skin. While the court case is over, many still believe that Duggan was murdered without cause. In the meantime, the news covered Duggan’s case quite extensively and, while there is a lot to say, here I want to draw attention to how the story was illustrated. A Google search for his name offers a glimpse into the many faces of Duggan, as uploaded by the media. Each of these, together with a headline, potentially leaves the reader with a different impression. Cropping matters too. It may make journalistic sense to exclude context and focus on the individual. Hat tip to Feminist Philosophers.

Mindy Kaling on Elle.


Weighting To Be Seen: Being Fat, Black and Invisible in Body Positivity. 5 Ways White Feminists Can Address Our Own Racism. Last month, the hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen erupted on Twitter.

5 Ways White Feminists Can Address Our Own Racism

Started by Mikki Kendall, it immediately became a channel for women of color to call out how implicit racial bias, double standards for women of different races and overt racism are all baked into mainstream white feminism. If you've been following feminism for the past 150 years, you probably weren't surprised by the range of grievances. But if you're a white feminist and you were surprised or you felt defensive or you think you're not part of the problem, then now is the time to woman up, rethink your own role and help reshape feminism. While there are many reasons white feminists have to do this work, Kendall's hashtag highlighted an important one: we cannot credibly or successfully seek societal change when we ourselves create the same injustices we rail against. In other words, the problems we face as women are often the problems we create as white people. 1. 2.

Femmes et séropositives : dénonçons l'injustice. Girls Chat Where Am I From Partially Edited Part1. Whose Deviance Do We Notice? By Gwen Sharp, PhD, Apr 11, 2013, at 09:45 am Back in 2010 we featured a post about a segment from the “What Would You Do?”

Whose Deviance Do We Notice?

Series from abc News that illustrated the way that race plays a role in who is labeled as deviant and who is given the benefit of the doubt. Comprendre l’instrumentalisation du féminisme à des fins racistes pour résister. Ces derniers mois, la médiatisation des violences sexuelles faites aux femmes a atteint l’élite politique : affaire DSK, affaire Tron ont tenu une bonne place dans les médias.

Comprendre l’instrumentalisation du féminisme à des fins racistes pour résister

Déplacement significatif du problème, puisqu’auparavant, le traitement médiatique des violences sexuelles s’était focalisé sur les banlieues, présentées comme le lieu de tous les dangers pour les jeunes femmes. Ainsi, en septembre 2010, la programmation de La Cité du Mâle, documentaire de Cathy Sanchez produit par Dock en Stock pour Arte présentait un tableau particulièrement outrancier de la situation : énumération macabre des meurtres et violences sexuelles subies par les jeunes femmes en particulier racisées[1] en banlieues, à l’exclusion de tout autre lieu, vocabulaire spécifique (« lapidation », « immolation »), portraits très fabriqués de jeunes hommes arabes violents[2].

Controlling portions, controlling pregnancies: Race and class panic in New York City public health campaigns. Poster for New York City’s “Real Cost of Teen Pregnancy” campaign.

Controlling portions, controlling pregnancies: Race and class panic in New York City public health campaigns

Via By Guest Contributor Sayantani DasGupta This month, New York City launched a new campaign called “The True Cost of Teen Pregnancy.” 10 questions 10 préjugés envers les Autochtones. Dix questions, dix réponses compilés par Amnistie Internationale pour vous aider à mieux comprendre la réalité des peuples autochtones au Canada.

10 questions 10 préjugés envers les Autochtones

Est-ce vrai que tout leur est donné et qu'ils ont la vie facile? C'est faux. Comic Relief and Treatment of Deaf People. By Lisa Wade, PhD, Mar 25, 2013, at 12:00 pm A couple of weeks ago I had a fever and sore throat that left me with laryngitis. I lost my voice completely for two days and spent three additional days making no sounds at all in order to get it back. Fat, Queer, and GenderQueer: When the Accident Itself is Less Traumatic than the Aftermath. I’m not quite sure how it happened. It’s a route that I have ridden a hundred times. I was on my way to the pottery studio Sunday. Per my usual route, I took the train to the Avondale station in Decatur and entered the Stone Mountain bicycle path next to East Ponce de Leon.

As I rolled up to the intersection at Sam’s Crossing, another cyclist had just crossed the intersection, so I slowed down to make room for him. Atheists, Privilege, and Visibility: Who's Passing in America? I have a couple of friends (who I hope will weigh in with some thoughts on this post) that are dealing with the public backlash against atheists (or even just against anyone who dares to say that they're not Christians).

This Examiner article from 2012 explains that while nearly 20% of Americans are non-believers, only 2% identify themselves as "atheist. " A majority of Americans polled in 2007 (53%) said that they would not vote for an atheist. I've personally heard several people say that they "don't trust" atheists because they don't have a moral compass. It's no wonder that so few people would want to voluntarily take on a label that's going to immediately demonize them in the eyes of so many of their peers. Ending oppression, though, often requires people to personally connect with someone from the oppressed group, and as long as people can imagine that they don't know any atheists, it's much easier to keep envisioning them as a set of stereotypes rather than actual people.

Queers et féministes contre le racisme et le colonialisme. Idle No More: Where the Mainstream Media Went Wrong. White Feminists: It’s Time to Put Up Or Shut Up on Race. Listen up, white feminists. We have a problem. I’m including myself because none of us are immune from this problem. We all fuck up. Where Were White Feminists Speaking Out For Quvenzhané Wallis? Clutch Magazine. If there were ever any doubts that white feminists are disengaged from and apathetic to the concurrent racism that Black feminists must navigate in an increasingly hipster and kyriarchal society, look no further than their deafening silence when satirical website, The Onion, called 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis a “cunt” on Twitter. The arc of white feminist dialogue on social media in the wake of the barbaric, misogynistic tweet emerged as tepid awareness – maybe, possibly, there’s racism – before curving towards the indefensible position of their white, male counterparts – it’s just brilliant satire – before ultimately coming to rest at dismissal.

The lack of concern that white feminists displayed for this little, brown girl could not have been more obvious even if they donned a head scarf and said a raspy, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Before scurrying off to chide Oscar host Seth MacFarlane for his song about boobs or the Academy for only awarding 9 out of 30 awards to women. Yes, That Onion Tweet is Racist: Intersectionality and the 'C-Word' , I have done some reflecting. I realize that practically everyone on the internet has also done some reflecting, but here's some more.

There have been some people to come to The Onion's defense, including several people I respect. Friends of mine and several online articles have said that The Onion had a positive intent. They were attempting to skewer the misogyny that's rife in Hollywood in general and the Oscars in particular. Monday Video Roundup. By Arturo R. García In lieu of a regular roundup, something a little different, with all sorts of video goodies. Rise of The “Harlem Shake”: First off, compare this: To this: Five Ways Cis Feminists Can Help Build Trans Inclusivity And Intersectionality - Muslim feminists. How to be better: on intersectionality, privilege and silencing. L’intersectionnalité en pratique : les cacahuètes de la domination « Le mauvais genre. Le 30 août les médias relayaient le scandale intervenu à la convention des Conservateurs aux Etats-Unis : deux participants blancs lancent des cacahuètes sur une journaliste noire en précisant que « c’est ainsi qu’on nourrit les animaux ».

Si tout le monde a d’un commun accord, et à juste titre, dénoncé cet acte raciste, il me semble qu’il manque une dimension importante voire essentielle à l’analyse : la dimension du genre.


De la nécessité d’articuler féminisme et anti-racisme « G.A.R.Ç.E.S. Why The Pretty White Girl YA Book Cover Trend Needs To End. By Guest Contributor Ellen Oh, cross-posted from Hello Ello Graphic courtesy For illustration purposes only. Recently, there have been more Asians on TV than usual. This makes me happy because it is such a rare event.