More on the botched execution in Ohio, from the man who endured it. Death penalty? Still cruel and unusual, homechickens.
Don’t think disability is a feminist issue? (Why are you reading this site, again?) Cara’s pulled a great comment from the Vortex of Fail breaking it down for you.
Ashley writes about the use of language itself as a tool of exclusion. I have to admit that I am guilty of speaking in a different language to have private conversations in public, although I’ve also been on the other end of that particular tool of oppression. The hegenomy of English in particular is a problem I am glad to see people talking about.
Eva has a great post up about why she doesn’t use an ACC, since people apparently feel entitled to ask her about it all the time.
Hey, look, it’s not just me that has a problem with the framing of breast cancer adverts! Someone with a Guardian column agrees with me!
Say it with me: oh, hell no.
I am really liking this guest post on Shapely Prose about Shrodinger’s Rapist and how to talk to women you don’t know in public. I also appreciate that the author really broke down the fact that, you know, rape happens a lot, which means that there is a very high chance that everyone on Earth knows a rapist.
Speaking of intersectionality and feminism, here is a letter which you should all read which illustrates why it is so critically important to read, to seek information, to listen. And, above all, to communicate. I am appalled that the author sent a link to five separate people and did not receive a response. That is not acceptable. I, minor player in the Internet world, take the time to respond personally to all of the email sent to me, because it’s important to make sure that people know their voices are heard, honored, and respected. And yeah, it’s easier when you don’t get a gazillion emails a day, but…there’s no excuse for not answering communications.
And then, you should read the post the author is talking about, because it is really terrific. And I say that as a feminist and someone marginally involved in the fatosphere; I am really sorry to read that the author did not receive a response to this post, because it’s a post worth responding to. It’s important that this writing be shared. Read. Considered. Both of these posts are a few months old, but I think that illustrates all the more powerfully the silencing which goes on in feminist communities. Here’s someone who wrote a detailed, thoughtful, factually loaded piece specifically discussing intersectionality between feminism and psychiatrization, and I’m just reading about it now?