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Writing about the Kingston Ash Spill reminded me of the whole Eno Road situation, which is another instance of environmental racism and the stupidity that results (I wrote about it last year, better than I am doing now). Here you have an instance of blatant racism, where white people were told of the dangers of [...]...read more
Last December 22, a retaining wall at the Kingston Fossil Plant (run by the TVA) gave way and dumped over a billion gallons of coal ash slurry across a great swath of Roane County, Tennessee. It was one of the worst, if not the worst, man-made environmental disasters in our country’s history. People’s homes were [...]...read more
Greetings, Feministe folks. I’m excited to be guest posting here again. Some of you may know me as the founding editor and publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Since leaving Bitch I’ve done a bunch of different things, many of which are too boring to talk about. But one of interesting ones (if [...]...read more
I would like to thank the Feministe bloggers for so generously sharing their space with me. I really appreciate the opportunity to engage with such a large audience. Thanks everyone for the great conversations that went on in comments. Remember that we cannot always agree but if we are engaging with each other, there is [...]...read more
Whew, I am thrilled and nervous to be here. Let’s see. What do you need to know about me off the bat? I blog primarily at Tiny Cat Pants, which is rapidly approaching its 5th Anniversary. I also blog under my given name, Betsy Phillips, at Pith in the Wind, which is the Nashville Scene‘s [...]...read more
Hello Feministe! I’m Monica Roberts, AKA the TransGriot for those of you who have yet to be introduced to my writing either at my home blog, the Bilerico Project, or various places such as Racialicious, What Tami Said or Womanist Musings. For the next two weeks I’ll be guest posting here thanks to the gracious [...]...read more