Main Page 2. Act normal If you are a high-risk source, avoid saying anything or doing anything after submitting which might promote suspicion. Handy Reference Guide to Identifying Oppressive Silencing « sisters of resistance To assist you in identifying and resisting dominant and unequal power relationships in your life, we’ve compiled a list of common phrases people in historically dominant roles have been conditioned to and may use to try to silence oppressed others, particularly when they perceive their dominance to be challenged. The quotations below were used by men against women and are thus patriarchal; however, one could expect to find similar strategic dismissals and silencing of the accounts and concerns of people of color, working class and poor people, queer and LGBTQI people, young people, fat people, disabled people, and other marginalized folks in the discourses of those who discriminate against them. The simultaneous and intersecting nature of oppression is also considered here. These strategies, and others we may have missed, can be found in any order, but from our experiences attempts to silence us commonly go something like this: Strategy: Assert authority. 1.
Clarisse Thorn 2013 8 May On April 27th, I returned from a week-long trip to Berlin, and I’m still kinda shell-shocked. Over that week, I spent hours every day being interviewed by all sorts of people: Europe’s biggest newspaper, for example. The German edition of Andy Warhol’s magazine, Interview. Four different German television stations. People: KIM BASINGER Kim Basinger was born in Athens, Georgia—home of the famous Tree that Owns Itself (corner of Finley and Dearing, one block off Broad), stomping grounds of R.E.M. and Bubba Sparxxx. Athens, officially nicknamed “The Classic City” by those who officially nickname cities, seems deeply American, a lackadaisical college town, cobbled and redbrick, where the ghosts of fallen Confederate soldiers still patrol up and down Lumpkin Street, oblivious and diligent, keeping their phantasmal eyes upon the University grounds. That said, The Classic City seems an appropriate hometown for Kim Basinger, an American classic herself, American as applesauce. Kim Basinger—the name itself synonymous with cinematic history, conjuring Hollywood-heyday nostalgia and red-carpet reverie—is a showbiz legend, an unflagging activist, and a movie star in its truest and least bombastic sense. Kim returns to our pages in Flaunt’s 15th Anniversary, for the first time in as many years. How would you define beauty?
Harvard Seeks to Jolt University Teaching - Teaching By Dan Berrett Cambridge, Mass. A growing body of evidence from the classroom, coupled with emerging research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, is lending insight into how people learn, but teaching on most college campuses has not changed much, several speakers said here at Harvard University at a daylong conference dedicated to teaching and learning. Too often, faculty members teach according to habits and hunches, said Carl E. Transgender Girl's Parents Lobby for Her Right to Use the Bathroom The Mathis family, with Coy, far right. (The family let the kids dye their hair for fun over the summer.) Photo: …The parents of a 6-year-old transgender girl who has been banned from using the girls’ bathroom at her Fountain, Colorado public school have filed a formal discrimination complaint with the aid of a lawyer—and are using the opportunity to speak out publicly in support of their child.
A Daily Dose of Sexism « Fugitivus New feature for this blog: the Daily Dose of Sexism. A list of the little daily indignities that come from not presenting the right genitalia in the right place at the right time. 1. OUT MAGAZINE The True Blood and Mildred Pierce star talks about coming out as bisexual and drinking tequila with Ellen Page. Photo: Getty Evan Rachel Wood, just back from the set of a new movie (you can see some sneak peeks on her Tumblr), sat down (or was on the go — who knows when you're on Twitter!) for a chat about her coming out as bisexual in 2012, and her upcoming performance with Milla Jovovich at a fundraising event called "An Evening With Women" for the LA Gay and Lesbian Center on May 10. Midway through, as is often the case with chatting in this public way, others joined in the conversation — including TV host and chef Ted Allen, and Wood's best friend from middle school.
In Which These Are The 100 Greatest Writers Of All Time The 100 Greatest Writers of All Time by WILL HUBBARD and ALEX CARNEVALE Other lists of this kind have been attempted, none very successfully. We would like to stress that there is a crucial difference between "an important writer" and "a great writer"; the latter is at this time our sole interest. We will account for some of the names that did not make this list in a later dispatch.
World Wide Status of Women Each year, 1/2 million women die from pregnancy complications and 100,000 from unsafe abortions. A pregnant woman in Africa is 180 times more likely to die than in Western Europe. In the US, a woman is beaten every 18 minutes and raped every 6 minutes. More women are injured in domestic violence incidents than in car accidents, rapes, and muggings put together. Another post about rape « Fugitivus By the by, I consistently use that title because I mean for it to operate as a trigger warning. I write a lot about rape, but sometimes I write about other things, and I don’t want anybody taken off-guard transitioning from “help computer” into wtf rape-talk. Case you were wondering.
The Awl - Be Less Stupid Thank you for stopping in at The Awl, a New York City-based web concern established in early 2009. The Awl intends to encourage a daily discussion of the issues of the day—news, politics, culture (and TV!)—during sensible hours of the working week. We believe that there is a great big Internet out there on which we all live, and that too often the curios and oddities of that Internet are ignored in favor of the most obvious and easy stories. The Feminist Theory Website: English Introduction The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world. The goals of this website are: 1) to encourage a wide range of research into feminist theory, and 2) to encourage dialogue between women (and men) from different countries around the world. Hopefully, this will result in new connections, new ideas, and new information about feminist theory and women's movements. The Feminist Theory Website has three parts: 1) various fields within feminist theory; 2) different national / ethnic feminisms; and 3) individual feminists. All of these parts are updated and expanded regularly.