In coming years, there will be a push to fight for scraps from the master’s table by pushing people down to get ahead. Don’t buy into it. You are better than this.
The nation knows that the Black and Native American communities are at increased risk for police violence, but few are talking about the fact that roughly half of fatal police encounters also incorporate disability. It’s time for that to change.
Feminists, particularly those who embrace the mainstream, tend to get extremely reactive about social justice-based critiques of feminism and the movement as a whole. Rather than pushing back on critics, they need to engage with them and take their commentary seriously.
Every time a group of marginalised women speaks up about the issues they face as a specific subset of the community, it tends to attract a great deal of negative commentary. One of the most common and frustrating forms of commentary comes when women criticise the actions of other women; people respond by saying ‘we’re […]
One phrase that seems to be flying around a great deal in rhetoric these days: ‘set aside differences.’ Ah yes. Come together to solve a common problem, working together as a united force on a greater cause, something more important than petty squabbles; whether people are ‘reaching across the aisle’ in Congress to address a […]
Flavia Dzodan, one of my favourite ladies ever, wrote an excellent piece a few months ago about the role of intersectionality in feminism, the critical importance of acknowledging that oppression rarely occurs upon a single axis. Many of the points she raised in that piece resonated with why I left feminism, because it felt like […]
One of the really interesting things about being a nonbinary feminist, aside from sometimes feeling excluded by feminism, is that I often have difficulty fitting in. I navigate a betweenspace. There are a lot of people out there navigating betweenspaces and no one really seems to know what to do with any of us, whether […]
The New York Times recently had a series on rabbits as a source of food. They ran, among other things, an article about community workshops on slaughtering rabbits and a Q&A with a rabbit farmer. And the response in comments was extremely interesting. Tristan (who keeps pet rabbits) and I were talking about the series […]