Doctors Aren't Mean to Fat Patients, They're Just Nicer to Thin Ones. No, there is not a documented epidemic of brutal... | This is Thin Privilege. Le féminisme expliqué aux panafricains. Il y a tout juste un an, dans le cadre de la Black History Month, j'ai été conviée à une journée d'étude sur le thème "Femmes noires et féminisme" accompagnée d'un hommage spécial à la grande militante afro-américaine Angela Davis. Après la projection d'un documentaire, une table ronde composée de 4 intervenants se mit à débattre. Je garde peu de souvenirs de cette discussion, sauf d'en être sortie avec un goût amer...
Les intervenants n'étaient pas préparés au sujet, les propos sonnaient creux et très vite, ils digressèrent sur tout sauf sur ce qui nous réunissait, le féminisme afro ! Ma déception était d'autant plus forte que le sujet ne cessait de m'interpeller, notamment dans ma vie quotidienne. Et plus j'en apprenais sur Angela Davis, plus je me sentais portée dans cette voie: articuler mon combat anti-capitaliste/anti-impérialiste et panafricain à ma condition de femme noire. Le débat conforta ma certitude qu'il y avait un créneau à prendre et à fructifier. Angela. The rhetoric around "the war on women" | Red Light Politics. For the past few weeks, international media is buzzing with news about “the war on women”. Mostly they refer to the GOP attacks on reproductive justice in the US but they have also started using the expression to refer to somewhat related initiatives popping up within the EU. However, this same media hardly ever qualifies what this “war on women” means because really, this “war” is nothing new.
There are billions of women whose bodies have always been treated like they are a target for war: Forcibly sterilized Black/ Indigenous/ mestiza women (not just in the US, but all over the Americas and some of them in Europe as well)trans women subjected to daily, unspeakable violenceUndocumented immigrants and their children sent to inhumane detention campsAsylum seekers denied their request and deported to places unknownWorking class mothers demonized for their lifestyles. » On Azealia Banks and White Gay Cis Male Privilege The Crunk Feminist Collective. Guest Post by Edward Ndopu Rapper Azealia Banks Recently, the media has exploded with news of a Twitter battle between rapper Azealia Banks and gossip blogger Perez Hilton.
After Hilton inserted himself in an altercation between Banks and fellow female rapper Angel Haze, taking Haze’s side, Banks denounced him as a “messy faggot”. She then went on to say that she used the word to describe “any male who acts like a female”. The public spat between Azealia Banks and Perez Hiton must be understood within a larger context, beyond the binary logic of right and wrong.
White gay cis men have cultural access to the bodies of black women and black femmes, cultural access that black women and black femmes do not have in relation to white gay cis male bodies. Because our society subscribes to an insidiously misogynistic sociocultural paradigm, to insult someone, notwithstanding gender, is to invoke the feminine. White Feminists Dropped The Ball On 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. Why? The Wretched of the Earth, One white woman raised her hand and protested,... Féminisme et Antiracisme, ou comment articuler une fausse hiérarchie. L’une des premières raisons pour lesquelles j’ai créé ce blog était pour témoigner en tant que femme noire francophone, comment le racisme et le sexisme s’entremêlent dans mon quotidien. Bien que je regrette de devoir le faire, il me semble important de réagir sur l’un des derniers billets d’Euterpe. Ce n’est pas une mise à l’index (qui suis-je pour le faire?) , plutôt une réponse que je ne peux synthétiser à nouveau dans un commentaire tellement il y a à dire. Premièrement, ce qui m’a d’abord dérangé avec cet article, c’est qu’il m’a semblé être un reproche général sur le fait de critiquer les FEMEN, alors qu’elles sont féministes.
Ce n’est pas parce qu’on est féministes que l’on ne peut pas se critiquer entre nous. Ensuite, l’auteure me confirme que son féminisme n’est pas intersectionnel. Je pense que l’auteure ne comprend tout simplement pas l’intersectionnalité. Il y a un certain refus dans un féminisme non intersectionnel de ne pas vouloir adresser son privilège. Like this: I'm not a feminist (and there is no but) | Renee Martin. Chloe Angyal is correct when she asserts that most young American women believe in equal rights. However, for some women, eschewing the label of feminist is not about avoiding being called "ugly" or an "angry extremist".
For some women, avoiding the label of feminist comes from a place of self-love and balance. Feminism is the form of women's organisation that is prioritised both in the media and academia, but many black women have turned to womanism in an attempt to counter the ways in which the combined oppressions of race and gender affect our lives. Womanism is not just feminism for women from minorities; it is based in our spirituality, honouring our foremothers and a desire to support both men and women.
While womanism at its heart is pro-woman, it is also about understanding the communal value of all people of colour. I'm not a feminist (and there is no but), because my life experiences lead me to believe that feminism was not created for women like me. The idea that black women must always be perfectly... | new wave feminism. Ⓐnarcho Queer • While the head honchos at the HRC are making 6... Ice Cream Astronaut. An Open Letter to the Mainstream LGBT Movement.
“There is no such thing as a single issue struggle because we do not live single issue lives.” – Audre Lorde Dear Mainstream LGBT Movement, In a recent advertisement for a local “Give Out Day” event, the organization, South Carolina Equality, asserted that only five percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons give money to LGBT causes. As an LGBTQ-identified person and a white ally within anti-racism movements, I take major offense with the inclusion of that statistic in the advertisement. The advertisement proves emblematic of systemic, national developments within the narrowly focused LGBT movement. Mainstream LGBT organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and South Carolina Equality need to pause and consider why LGBT persons might be unable or unwilling to financially support organizations. Thus, LGBTQ-identified persons may not donate to your organizations because they see mostly white cisgendered males in leadership roles.
Sincerely, Benjamin Fisher. Op-Ed: Are Black People More Homophobic Than White People? By Sidney Fussell Simply put, no. Black people are not “more” homophobic than white people. That’s a myth. But here I want to unpack what purpose this myth serves for the status quo and how this myth distracts from white homophobia. White dominated LGBT organizations such as GLAAD, NOH8, and the It Gets Better campaign mobilize celebrity advocacy, fundraise, and garner online support, their efforts consistently erase black support for LGBT causes, compounding a dangerous myth about black homophobia. As feminists have discussed, when LGBT organizations forgo intersectional approaches, they ignore how homophobia intersects with other oppressions: gender, income, location, and of course, race. At the same time that black LGBT folk and allies are erased in the work of these organizations, homophobia is regularly coded as black.
By only emphasizing race in instances of black homophobia, white progressives tacitly imply some hidden aspect of black culture itself that causes homophobia. White gay men need to shut the fuck up and sit the hell down with this "Sassy Black Woman" bullshit - sexgenderbody. Mariage pour tous, pour une autre stratégie politique. « Si les homosexuels se bornent à revendiquer leur liberté, cette demande seule ne sera pas révolutionnaire et on peut imaginer qu'elle entrera un jour dans le champ de la récupération par la bourgeoisie et du réformisme.
Ce serait aussi absurde que de vouloir aller vivre dans une île homosexuelle libre, en abandonnant le combat contre l'exploitation économique et l'illégitimité des structures bourgeoises » (FHAR, Tout, 23 avril 1971). Une proposition de loi encadrant l’ouverture du mariage civil aux couples de même genre a été présentée en Conseil des ministres et l’Assemblée Nationale est appelée à en débattre, en janvier 2013. Une promesse de campagne du nouvellement élu François Hollande commence donc à prendre forme. Certes les contours de la loi restent pour le moment flous, mais il semble bien qu’une partie des promesses du candidat socialiste à l’élection présidentielle ne sera pas tenue. Les identités « culturelles » autonomes de la rhétorique néolibérale Droits et égalité. Gay Rights Are Not Queer Liberation. Katrina’s Team Pick: I came out as bisexual when I was 16. And although I had a girlfriend who I had very serious 16-year-old feelings about, my coming out always came with a qualifier.
“I’m bi – I love my girlfriend, but eventually, I want to be with a man. I want to marry a man and have a house and have children and put them in that house.” When I was 18, I realized I was gay, and suddenly not only was the thought that I wanted to be with a man untrue, the idea that I could ever be married seemed completely impossible.
This was in 2008. In 2008, I thought that, by being gay I had nonconsensually committed myself to a life off the grid, a life that would never be recognized or respected, a quiet life of commitment ceremonies in the woods, Birkenstocks, the inescapable word “partner” instead of “husband” and a lifetime’s supply of closet doors. And in some ways, I was right. Phyllis Siegel and Connie Kopelov, New York City’s first legally married same-sex couple. Happy Birthday Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson! Guest Post by Reina Gossett Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson A few months ago I took the PATH train to Hoboken with my artistic collaborator Sasha Wortzel to interview Randy Wicker for a film we are making about Sylvia Rivera.
Randy is one of the few surviving members of Mattachine Society, an early queer radical organizing group in the US. Randy’s apartment is an archival space containing vital history, some shared visually through the photographs on Randy’s refrigerator door, other pieces held in the clothes adorning the wall, but most of it Randy passes to you through stories. Randy befriended both Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera and having lived with both them for a total of 14 years Randy has a wealth of stories to share. When I think about how Randy shares history through storytelling, I am reminded of the many trans people who would be have been elders not alive today. Marsha on the Move I went to GAA one time and everybody turned around and looked…they weren’t friendly at all. Marriage Is Great, But Many LGBT People of Color Need Job Safety. As the Supreme Court weighed arguments on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts wondered aloud from the bench whether action on the issue by the court was necessary, because “politicians are falling all over themselves” to bring the legal rights of gay and lesbian Americans in line with those of everyone else.
If only this were true. In up to 34 states it’s still legal for employers to deny jobs to citizens simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The lack of legal protections in two-thirds of the states for members of the LGBT community means that more people live in poverty and have a harder time making it simply because their rights aren’t on an equal footing with other Americans. This is even more the case for LGBT women and people of color, where employment discrimination fuels an even broader economic crisis. But these hardships can be rolled away, and we need not wait for members of Congress to finish “falling all over themselves” to make it happen.
Joy and Rage: Why the Fight for Queer Equality Doesn’t End with Marriage. This Wednesday the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), so now we have to talk about it. DOMA was instated in 1996 under President Bill Clinton, and now 13 years later, it’s gone. This, of course, has been a momentous week in American politics. The Supreme Court, being the showy queens that they are, save the best for last for each season that they’re in session, and this time around they made some decisions that will weigh on their legacy of human rights and change the immediate realities of millions across the country.
Human rights, of course, mean much more than gay rights, despite what the genius branding of the Human Rights Campaign would lead one to believe. Human rights are civil rights, a concept most strongly associated in America with the Black struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 60s. Marsha P. What does this have to do with gay rights? The idea seems to be to divide and conquer. But can’t we just be happy for marriage for just one minute? L’invisibilisation des personnes trans et de leurs luttes dans un contexte d’offensive facho-patriarcale | Sortir les couteaux. Cela fait un bail que je suis régulièrement tentée d’écrire quelque chose de neuf par ici, et j’avais bien envie de mettre au propre quelques réflexions, partagées avec quelques autres personnes, sur la manière dont le contexte politique actuel fait que les questions trans sont en train de devenir un petit tas de poussière bien caché sous le tapis.
Plus précisément, à partir des ripostes récentes aux différentes offensives fachos (focalisées autour de la notion de genre et de la question de l’IVG), j’aimerais qu’on réfléchisse un peu à comment les personnes trans et leurs luttes sont systématiquement passées à la trappe par presque tout le mouvement féministe et LGB. Je suis tombée récemment sur cet article : Or, devinez quoi ? Dans tout le reste de l’article, pas une seule occurrence des mots « trans » ou « transphobie ».
Vous trouvez que j’exagère ? Is 'The Bay' An Island? How Fetishizing the Bay Area Hurts Our Movements and Communities. White queers. 70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Color. It’s an all too common, if shocking story: A transgender Latina woman with HIV is attacked on a street close to her home in a low-income neighborhood in the Bay Area.
Making a bad situation worse, police officers literally drag her from her bed at 6 a.m. because they think she committed the crime herself. “They kept telling her she wasn’t who she was, and that she was a man,” explained María Carolina Morales of the San Francisco-based Communities United Against Violence as she recounted the incident to Colorlines. “She was arrested. She was taken to the station. She wasn’t listened to. The woman went to court a month after her arrest, but disappeared shortly after her court date. “She was somebody who was unemployed, who didn’t have a safety net,” noted Morales. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its annual report on hate violence motivated by sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV status last week. Michael K. Op-Ed: Why is Gay Inc. Ignoring Chelsea Manning & CeCe McDonald? | The Rainbow Times | Boston LGBT Newspaper Serving New England | Gay News.
MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSHIT! Mainstream Feminism Has Alienated a Lot Of Women, and This Needs to Stop. Here I am. Fatigue, depression and infertility. Angela Davis et la convergence des luttes : droits civiques pour les Noirs, les Femmes, les Homos… | JDCJDR. Pour un féminisme sans orientalisme. Nous, féministes. Men think women talk more than they do. Amalthea Dreams | Those Tears of a white woman who came to the... Las Luchas del Corazón (The thing about patriarchy is that individual men,...) Le coq et le tas de fumier. Why The Transgender Community Hates HRC.
En finir avec l'imposture LGBT. The Struggle to Be Heard is Real. Stand Your Ground Marissa Alexander. Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance. Support CeCe! Trayvon Martin et ses soeurs | CHRONIK D'UN NÈGRE INVERTI. The LGBT struggle in Lebanon. Fighting to Fight: Questioning the 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Battle. Us and Them: On Helpless Women and Orientalist Imagery | Frustrated Arab. Dear Mona Eltahawy, You Do Not Represent “Us” The Malalas You Don't See. Hijab My Choice My life. France - Burqa. Thoughts of a post-colonial feminist | If one constructs some women as being in need of...
Why Do White Guys Hate My Hijab? Femen's Neocolonial Feminism: When Nudity Becomes a Uniform. Thoughts of a post-colonial feminist | In light of western media representations and... Not Your Ex/Rotic, So I’ve been following the whole Femen Topless... The inconsistency of Femen’s imperialist "one size fits all" attitude. Femen, Ukraine's Topless Warriors - Jeffrey Tayler.
Femen, confirmation d’un racisme avéré.