Janani Balasubramanian at Racialicious: Sustainable Food and Privilege: Why is Green Always White (and Male and Upper-Class)
While we would like to think the American dream of social communion around food is a universal one, this assumption glosses over the very real differentials in gender, class, race, ethnicity, and nationality that were enabled and exacerbated by specific communities (white plantation owners, for example) through the use of food.
princesspretty at Below the Belt: Poverty put its boot so hard on my mother’s neck, I came out of the womb with bruises
People who expected me to come from a wealthy family, to have things I didn’t have, to understand jokes and customs that were completely foreign to me. Grad school was a whole ‘nother world that I didn’t believe existed.
Astrid at Astrid’s Journal: So Why Did I Go on Medication?
She suggested I speak to the psychiatrist again, and I told her I wanted to, but was too scared to take the initiative myself.
Capriuni at Notes, Notings, and Common Refrains: “If I were Queen of the Universe…” Sidewalk (Pavement) follow-up post.
Puttering along the shoulder of the road in a wheelchair is trickier than walking along the shoulder of the road because the shoulder is often slanted at a steeper angle to allow for stormwater runoff, and it is harder to steer a wheelchair safely when you’re handling tilted ground, because each wheel is driven by an individual motor, but both motors are controlled by single joystick, so it gets fiddly and uncomfortable to keep your chair going in a straight line, and even more so when you have to go around a corner on tilted ground.
Penn Bullock and Brandon K. Thorp at Miami New Times: Before He Hired an Escort, Rekers Tried to Spank the Gay Away
In 1974, Rekers, a leading thinker in the so-called ex-gay movement, was presented with a 4-year-old “effeminate boy” named Kraig, whose parents had enrolled him in the program.
Nicole Winfield at the Washington Post: Pope-bishop relationship key in sex abuse defense
Those questions are very much at the heart of lawsuits in the United States seeking to hold the Holy See liable for the failure of bishops to stop priests from raping and molesting children.