Friday, February 21, 2014

A new challenge

A friend posted this challenge, and we all started today on all four challenges at once.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Intersectional Feminist Resources

Topics include feminism, racism, fat-phobia, trans-phobia, slut-shaming, pornography, privilege, and more. Feel free to link, copy, and use as you please. A big thanks to Polly Singlieish and the Solo Polyamory community for compiling sharing these, originally compiled by Dana Kagis. I've been adding links as well whenever I find good stuff.




Specifically for Allies:
The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting for Justice" - Everyday Feminism http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/04/the-importance-of-listening-as-a-privileged-person-fighting-for-justice/  

Shakesville: "On the Fixed State Ally Model vs. Process Model Ally Work"http://www.shakesville.com/2013/04/on-fixed-state-ally-model-vs-process.html  

The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Ally http://theangryblackwoman.com/2009/10/01/the-dos-and-donts-of-being-a-good-ally/

Why the term "ally" is not mine to apply http://www.deeplyproblematic.com/2009/11/why-term-ally-is-not-mine-to-apply.html

How to Respect a Transgender Person http://www.wikihow.com/Respect-a-Transgender-Person

“Check my what?” On privilege and what we can do about it http://blog.shrub.com/archives/tekanji/2006-03-08_146


"Ally-phobia: The Worst of the Best Intentions" http://the-toast.net/2013/07/24/ally-phobia-the-worst-of-best-intentions/  


"The Importance of Listening as a Privileged Person Fighting for Justice" http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/04/the-importance-of-listening-as-a-privileged-person-fighting-for-justice/


Trans Topics:
Julia Serano "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity"
http://books.google.ca/books?id=fR5ji5h5g1MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=julia+serano+whipping+girl&hl=en&ei=d2zhTrq5F6f8iQKw4q2NDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=julia%20serano%20whipping%20girl&f=false

The Ally's Toolkit  http://allystoolkit.tumblr.com/

http://tranarchism.com/

Genderbitch:  Musings of a Trans Chick  http://genderbitch.wordpress.com/
Especially, these articles:
  • "Intent!  It's Fucking Magic!" http://genderbitch.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/intent-its-fucking-magic/
  • "'Omg Ur So MEEN!'  Pseudo-Ally Tears And Why We Don't Care"http://genderbitch.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/pseudoally-tears-and-tone/
  • “Redefining Nice: Why ‘Nice Guys’ Finish Last”  http://genderbitch.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/nice-guys-arent-nice/
  • Calpernia Adams "Bad Questions to Ask a Transsexual: The Director's Cut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjqsB1huDxg
  • A Really Awesome Trans Glossary  http://www.erinhoudini.com/transgender-glossary.html

Questioning Transphobia  http://www.questioningtransphobia.com/

Gender:
Using "They" as a Singular Pronoun http://robotics.caltech.edu/~mason/ramblings/singularThey.html

Privilege:
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/

Microaggressions: Power, Privilege and Everyday Life http://microaggressions.com/
Tim Wise "The Pathology of White Privilege"  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3812249801848706206

The Male Privilege Checklist http://www.amptoons.com/blog/the-male-privilege-checklist/

"White Feminist Privilege in Organizations"
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/22/957012/-White-Privilege-Diary-Series-1-White-Feminist-Privilege-in-Organizations#1White-Feminist-Privilege-in-Organizations

Feminism:
Feminism 101 http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Feminism_101Finally

Feminism 101 http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/the-faqs/faq-roundup/

Tone Argument
http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Tone_argumenthttp://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/02/16/feminist-hypersensitivity-or-m/

Misandry isn't real and Why Misandry is Funny http://misandry-mermaid.tumblr.com/post/49132216263/on-misandry-being-real-and-not-being-real

Another Post About Rape  (identifying the subtle underpinnings of sexism that encourage women to not have clear boundaries)
http://fugitivus.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/another-post-about-rape-3/

Yes Means Yes  http://yesmeansyesblog.wordpress.com/

Gaslighting: A Message to Women From a Man: You Are Not "Crazy" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/yashar-hedayat/a-message-to-women-from-a_1_b_958859.html

Schrödinger’s Rapist
http://kateharding.net/2009/10/08/guest-blogger-starling-schrodinger%E2%80%99s-rapist-or-a-guy%E2%80%99s-guide-to-approaching-strange-women-without-being-maced/

Bell Hooks "Feminism is For Everybody" http://books.google.ca/books/about/Feminism_is_for_everybody.html?id=0au7QbAJH0gC&redir_esc=y


Anti-Feminist Bingo http://hoydenabouttown.com/20070414.431/anti-feminist-bingo-a-master-class-in-sexual-entitlement/

Feminist Current
http://feministcurrent.com/8098/feminists-are-not-responsible-for-educating-men/

Men and Online Sexual Harrassment http://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason/2014/01/16/having-to-see-it-to-believe-it-men-and-online-sexual-harassment/Dating
Especially the FAQ on "What is Sexism?" http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/2007/10/19/sexism-definition/

Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uDutylDa4&feature=relmfu

The Smurfette Principle
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/team-nchick/nostalgia-chick/16616-the-smurfette-principle

Explainer: What is a "Nice Guy"
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2007/12/explainer-what-is-nice-guy.html

Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements
http://inciteblog.wordpress.com/2010/07/15/why-misogynists-make-great-informants-how-gender-violence-on-the-left-enables-state-violence-in-radical-movements/

"The Art of Mansplaining"
http://fanniesroom.blogspot.com/2010/02/art-of-mansplaining.html

"A Woman's Born to Weep and Fret" (Another article about mansplaining) http://karenhealey.livejournal.com/781085.html

It Stands to Reason, Skeptics Can Be Sexist Too http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2012/10/sexism_in_the_skeptic_community_i_spoke_out_then_came_the_rape_threats.single.html


Social Justice, Debate, and Miscellania:

The Spoon Theory
http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

Challenging Patriarchy in Political Organizing – A 101 by Harsha Walia
http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/activism/challenging-patriarchy-political-organizing-101/
Justified Rage from an Unsafe Space: Reflection on Occupy Wall Street
http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/activism/organizing/justified-rage-unsafe-space-reflection-occupy-wall-street/

Free Geek's Wiki on Anti-Oppression
http://wiki.freegeekvancouver.org/article/What_is_Anti-Oppression%3F

The Revolution Will Not Be Polite
http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2012/04/the-revolution-will-not-be-polite-the-issue-of-nice-versus-good/

Douchebag Decree: What We Talk About When We Talk About Free Speech
http://bitchmagazine.org/post/douchebag-decree-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-free-speech-spoiler-alert-too-often-we-t  (For all those who are so very fond of crying "Free Speech!" when they are challenged on bullshit)

Thoughtless allies and keeping silent (feminism)
http://www.shakesville.com/2009/08/terrible-bargain-we-have-regretfully.html

Race:
Three ways to fight racism in 2014
  1. Recognize racism as oppressive and systemic
  2. End respectability politics
  3. Address mass incarceration
http://www.thenation.com/blog/177772/three-ways-fight-racism-2014
Is Your Costume Racist?  http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/hampshire-halloween.jpeg
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.htmlhttp://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason/2014/02/17/i-dont-demand-respect-because-im-upset-i-demand-respect-because-i-deserve-it/
The Angry Black Woman  (One of my favorite articles on her blog is entitled "The Privilege of Politeness")  http://theangryblackwoman.com/
On the importance of listening to aboriginal people http://rabble.ca/babble/aboriginal-issues-and-culture/importance-if-listening-indigenous-people#comment-1405099  
How to Not Have a Conversation About Racism BINGO https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=636301169714527&set=a.535870946424217.126038.447484845262828&type=1&relevant_count=1  
Books we recommend after the George Zimmerman verdict http://www.charisbooksandmore.com/books-we-recommend-after-george-zimmerman-verdict?utm_source=Copy+of+Copy+of+Email+Created+2013%2F06%2F20%2C+7%3A50+PM&utm_campaign=zimmerman&utm_medium=email
Women, Race & Class by Angela Davis  http://www.amazon.ca/Women-Race-Class-Angela-Davis/dp/0394713516  Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism bell hooks  http://www.amazon.ca/Aint-Woman-Black-Women-Feminism/dp/089608129X
Because a White Guy Said It  http://uhuh-she-said.tumblr.com/post/1244335715/because-a-white-guy-said-it
Black Girl Dangerous: "8 Ways Not To Be An 'Ally': A Non-Comprehensive List" http://blackgirldangerous.org/new-blog/2013/6/17/8-ways-not-to-be-an-ally
"28 Common Racist Attitudes and Behaviours That Indicate a Detour Into White Guilt, Denial or Defensiveness" https://www.stcloudstate.edu/affirmativeaction/resources/insights/pdf/28ToolsChange.pdf
Qualities Of An Anti-Racist Ally  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152167494445551&set=a.171202385550.250834.808885550&type=1&relevant_count=1
"The Cost of Racism"  Resist Racism http://resistracism.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/the-cost-of-racism-2/ Racialicious  http://www.racialicious.com/?p=13491  
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander http://books.google.ca/books/about/The_New_Jim_Crow.html?id=C50WsaGikaYC&redir_esc=y  
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story by Elaine Brown https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/913316.A_Taste_of_Power
Black Girl Dangerous: "We are NOT all Trayvon: Challenging Anti-Black Racism in POC Communities"  http://blackgirldangerous.org/new-blog/2013/7/16/we-are-not-all-trayvon-challenging-anti-black-racism-in-poc-communities

Size acceptance:
On fatphobia, thin privilege, and “eat a sandwich!” http://www.raisingmyboychick.com/2010/08/on-fatphobia-thin-privilege-and-eat-a-sandwich
Fat Panic! Vancouver http://fatpanic.wordpress.com/stuff-to-watch/  
Megan Falley - Fat Girl  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M5ShRQuMgM&feature=youtu.be
21 Things to Stop Saying Unless You Hate Fat People http://lovelivegrow.com/2012/10/21-things-to-stop-saying-unless-you-hate-fat-people/
Eat food. Stuff you like. As much as you want. http://www.fatnutritionist.com/index.php/eat-food-stuff-you-like-as-much-as-you-want/
A sociological critique of the Health at Every Size movement http://simplysociology.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/a-sociological-critique-of-the-health-at-every-size-movement/

Sex positivity:
Whorephobia 101  http://janebrazen.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/whorephobia-101/
Join Me In the Fight Against Whorephobia! http://lalibertinesalon.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/join-me-in-the-fight-against-whorephobia/  
Whorephobia Affects All Women http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/23/sex-workers-whorephobia  
Wikipedia - Feminist Pornography  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminist_pornography  
What is Feminist Porn?  http://puckerup.com/feminist-porn/what-is-fp/  
What Does Feminist Porn Look Like?  http://www.rolereboot.org/sex-and-relationships/details/2013-02-what-does-egalitarian-porn-look-like  
"How can you be a feminist and do BDSM?" http://pervocracy.blogspot.ca/2013/04/how-can-you-be-feminist-and-do-bdsm.html  
What I Mean When I Say I'm Sex Positive  http://pervocracy.blogspot.ca/2013/05/what-i-mean-when-i-say-im-sex-positive.html

Not yet organized into a category
Wikipedia on intersectionality  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersectionality
Push(back) at the Intersections: Defining (and Critiquing) 'Intersectionality' http://bitchmagazine.org/post/pushback-at-the-intersections-defining-and-critiquing-intersectionality
Intersectionality & Feminism  http://www.kickaction.ca/node/1499
Refusing to Wait: Anarchism and Intersectionality http://www.anarkismo.net/article/14923
Why I use that word that I use: Kyriarchy, kyriarchal, and why not patriarchy http://www.deeplyproblematic.com/2010/08/why-i-use-that-word-that-i-use.html
A Habitat for Love  http://impossibleprocesses.com/2012/02/21/a-habitat-for-love/
The Van Slam's Blog about their process around sexual assault in the community: http://youandiaregoingtodie.blogspot.ca/?m=1
How to Eff Up  http://takebackthenighthamilton.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/how-to-eff-up-theres-some-cussing-below-be-warned/
Going to places that scare me: Personal reflections on challenging male supremacy http://www.xyonline.net/content/going-places-scare-me-personal-reflections-challenging-male-supremacy
Harsha Walia on Anti-Oppression, Decolonization, and Responsible Allyship http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGqhgRr66ng
I'm Not A "Person With a Disability": I'm a Disabled Person http://www.xojane.com/issues/i-am-not-a-person-with-a-disability-i-am-a-disabled-person
The Marriage of Sexism and Islamophobia; Re-Making the News on Egypt http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/700/the-marriage-of-sexism-and-islamophobia;-re-making-the-news-on-egypt
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim - An African Perspective http://essays.ssrc.org/sept11/essays/mamdani.htmIslamophobia101  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyLZDDG5vaE
The Past Didn't Go Anywhere: Making Resistance to Antisemetism Part of All of Our Movements"  http://www.scribd.com/doc/81712788/The-Past-Didn-t-Go-Anywhere-April-Rosenblum
How to Spot a Predator at Your High Tea http://thelastnerve.org/brochure.pdf
The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Good Ally http://theangryblackwoman.com/2009/10/01/the-dos-and-donts-of-being-a-good-ally/
Reading List by Tim Wise  http://www.timwise.org/reading-list/  
Mehdi Hasan's brilliant takedown of Islamophobia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy9tNyp03M0  
Muslim Feminists  http://muslimfeminists.tumblr.com/