Wednesday Linkblogging 07/05/08
May 7, 2008 by arielladrake
So, I’m rather fond of linkblogging. It’s one of the things I did manage to do quite a lot of when I was spending much of my blogging time on LiveJournal. So, here at (Liminal) Spaces, Wednesday shall henceforth be known as linkblogging day.
Sudy explains Kyriarchy, and explains why she uses it instead of Patriarchy, because it is much better at explaining intersecting oppressions.
Sudy examines the fall-out after the recent blowups of the feminist blogosphere, and talks about the kind of feminism she demands. It’s a lot like the feminism I demand, and I think it’s certainly worth striving for.
BFP provides some context to her departure of the blogosphere in the midst of the appropriation and racist-feminism debacle. A powerful and insightful piece.
Nado Aveling has some interesting things to say about being a white ally in an educational role
ProfBW has recs on some great starting points for intersectionality with feminism, particularly oriented to race.
I fangirl Kate Harding like no one’s business. Here, she has an awesome description of just how fat-hatred applied to women works.
Patrick at Hathor finds Pepper Potts to be a refreshing change for female characters in superhero movies, and touches on some of the things I loved about Pepper, despite my general disfavourable disposition towards Gwyneth Paltrow as an actress.
Andrew Bartlett discusses Stolen Indigenous Wages in Queensland, and muses on the impact of the union affiliation with the ALP on workers’ rights.
There are reasons why people of color aren’t flocking to the fat acceptance movement, and they’re probably not the reasons you’re thinking of.
Call for Papers for an Anthology for the feminism of margins
Guest post by Sarah in Chicago, drawing the line on anti-gay bigotry. I must admit I share her skepticism that speech must be entirely unrestricted, acknowledging the potential weaknesses of that position.
little light is eloquent as ever in a thought-provoking discussion of how we should think about gentrification and our own complicity in it.
Anna discusses the ongoing saga of the WA Liberal (conservative) Party. Their latest trick is to retain a serial sexual harasser as Party Leader, acknowledging that their in such dire straits that he’s their best option. That says much about the WA Libera
Anna at The Hand Mirror is concerned about the use of a female science graduate’s achievement in a beauty pageant on a NZ university website as a form of advertising. In the comments, someone raises a good point about how you balance this concern with a p
tigtog discusses the declining knowledge people have about child development and some of the possible reasons, and has some suggestions about community-based parenting. Even in my adamant child-free-ness, I think there are some great ideas.
brown_betty has an interesting idea linking lj’s social-networking structure to bodily autonomy as a way of explaining the demographic skew towards female users.
hari_machi spells out the racial aspects of invading another person’s body, or why grabbing at a black woman’s hair is different to grabbing at red curls or long blonde hair.
vassilissa starts a conversation about disability in fandom space, with a focus on fic.