Privilege

Racism, Privilege, and Blog Comments

Many of you have likely seen, or even participated in, the comments sh*tstorm happening on Jessica Yee’s post on Native appropriation from earlier this week. If you haven’t,... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Cash vs. Cachet: The Potential Intern's Quandary

One thing you'll notice if you spend any time following youth issues in the media is that coverage comes in waves. The Pew releases a report, new employment stats for the quarter come out, etc. and all of the mainstream outlets take a turn at reinventing the wheel via their own spins on the story... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: Transphobia and Ecofeminism

Transphobia and anti-trans sentiments are not uncommon among ecofeminist writers and activists. It's a disgusting and painful reality. Feminists working on all sorts of issues know that transphobia and anti-trans sentiments are not uncommon among radical groups of any kind that nevertheless label... Read more »

On the Map: Because I am a Girl, I Call Bullshit

The 411 Initiative for Change and Plan Canada are touring Canada to screen a new documentary film for students in middle and high school that features... Read more »

Bitch + make/shift at the Echo Park Film Center

If you live in Los Angeles, please join the Make/shift Collective, me, and lots of others for a film/video screening followed by a participatory discussion about contemporary feminisms, privilege, power, difference, and so much more... When: Thursday, September 25, 8pm-10pm Where:  Echo Park Film... Read more »

Gender Blender: Male privilege

Longtime Bitch contributor Jake Anderson-Minshall and Rebecca Nay are co-hosting a new radio show called Gender Blender, which aired this week on KBOO, our local community radio station here in Portland. The pilot episode explores the issue of male privilege and features perspectives from Portland... Read more »

Feminism and animal rights... a first step

Long before I was aware of concepts like oppression and feminism, I learned about animal rights.  It started as love. I've had a deep love for animals for as long as I can remember, often preferring their company to that of humans. Growing up I could spend hours -- probably days -- sitting in the... Read more »

Feminism In/Action: Detroit report back

Thank you, TrumbullPlex folx, for letting us use your space for Sunday's discussion. Thank you, Adele, Clara, and Jess for making the event happen here,... Read more »

Some thoughts on privilege, agenda-setting, and what to do next

So The Angry Black Woman has called this Carnival of Allies, which these days feels to me like the best idea ever, because I really need some guidance. One of the many, many things the events of the last month and change have taught me is that, um, to put it mildly, my anti-racist ally skills could... Read more »

Come talk about the action

Please join these participatory discussions about how—and whether—feminism can become a transformative, justice-centered movement for social change. How can we drive attention to the power, privilege, and marginalization that continue to play out in feminist communities, and how can those of us... Read more »

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