Month: April 2008

Speaking of Speaking For Herself

Once upon a time I wrote about this woman, who fought back. Inevitably, some guy showed up to defame her and defend her oppressors. Time passed and the comments closed. But last night, she apparently found what was said about…

Speak For Yourself

Some of you know me from the comments, and from my past guest spots here. I’ll be around to fill in for a couple of weeks. I’m not big on introductions. Back when the Spitzer story broke, there were posts…

On Those Pictures and On Privilege

It’s been said a lot of times over now, but I’ll add my voice to the chorus: This is fucked. Those images are tremendously racist — it’s not that they might be interpreted as racist or that they’re ironic and…

This is a Feminist Issue Too

It’s been a year and a half since Sean Bell and his two friends were shot 26 times by five NYPD officers. Bell was to be married later that day. He and his friends (who both survived) were unarmed. It…

Sexual Violence in the Congo

A few great pieces. First, Mark Goldberg speaks with filmmaker Lisa Jackson, who recently released the documentary The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo: Stephen Lewis, the co-director of AIDS-Free World, has another must-read piece up in The Nation —…

Carnivals: Submit Now, Read Soon

Ms. Crip Chick (excellent blogger, btw) is hosting the 37th Disability Blog Carnival. Submissions are due on May 4th: Here are some topic ideas!: • What is disability identity? If you are disabled, do you feel disability is a part…

BFP’s Final Words

Just in case you haven’t seen this yet, go read. I don’t have anything else to add, except: BFP will be sorely missed. But she’s is one bad-ass, passionate, brilliant woman, and so I’m confident that wherever she is, she…

Global Fund for Women Raffle

The Global Fund for Women is hosting a gala event with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Honorable President of Liberia, as well as female leaders from Colombia, South Africa, Malaysia, Liberia, Bosnia/Herzogovina and Egypt. They’re also raffling off two tickets to…