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  1. Matt
    Matt August 14, 2013 at 10:30 am |

    Content Warning: Hugo Schwyzer is being discussed

    1. Matt
      Matt August 14, 2013 at 11:29 am |

      This has pretty much all the tweets that went down plus some blog articles. ceepolk posted it on atheismplus.

  2. EG
    EG August 14, 2013 at 10:38 am |

    Apropos of #solidarityisforwhitewomen, I loved this post at redlightpolitics:

    H is for Hubris…

    1. Lolagirl
      Lolagirl August 14, 2013 at 10:48 am |

      Thanks for this, EG. I posted this in the Spillover thread a few days ago, but I don’t know that most folks actually saw irt. Talk about nailing it.

      One of the biggest benefits (bad word choice there, I dunno how else to express it) of this whole Scwhizzy backlash has been seeing that so many previously ignored voices getting heard.

      It’s still not nearly enough, but it’s a good place to start.

    2. Lateef
      Lateef August 14, 2013 at 11:23 am |

      Great stuff there, EG. You are something of a guide in the wilderness, at this point. (If memory serves, you have been in the past as well).

      Everything @redlightvoices expressed is so on point.

      I hope readers of Feministe and Jezebel get to see this.

      1. EG
        EG August 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm |

        You’re very kind! But honestly, plenty of people have better info than me–plenty of WoC bloggers especially. If you’re on Twitter, @Karnythia is the person to follow, and I’m also a fan of @angryblackwomen.

    3. Donna L
      Donna L August 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm |

      This was great.

      I was up last night until 3 am just reading tweets under the #solidarityisforwhitewomen hashtag. It was all amazing. And this certainly isn’t even close to the primary reason I find it so amazing, but I do admit to a certain amount of entirely personal (and irrelevant for present purposes) schadenfreude, reading all these incisive critiques of white feminists and feminism in general. Given that they haven’t been any more supportive of women like me than they have of WOC for the last 50 years or so.

  3. Lolagirl
    Lolagirl August 14, 2013 at 10:45 am |
  4. Lolagirl
    Lolagirl August 14, 2013 at 10:51 am |

    And more amazing stuff from Red Light Politics:

  5. BirdyAnn
    BirdyAnn August 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm |

    Content Note: HS’s abuse of WOC writers

    Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) on starting #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, and on WOC’s exclusion from mainstream feminist spaces:

    1. Lateef
      Lateef August 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm |

      With all of the opinions floating around, it’s good to get Mikki’s first-hand perspective. Glad The Guardian helped to get her voice heard.

      1. BirdyAnn
        BirdyAnn August 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm |

        Definitely. Particularly with sites like Jezebel throwing up an “Our Favorite #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Tweets!” post without crediting Mikki or mentioning their role in this nonsense. If they just keep quiet, maybe we’ll believe they were intersectional all along!

        1. Donna L
          Donna L August 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm |

          Seriously? It’s not so long ago that Jezebel was deleting every single comment that was even mildly critical of HS and Jezebel’s decision to give him a platform.

        2. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune August 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm |


  6. tadeina
    tadeina August 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm |

    Meanwhile, atheist internet communities are having their own massive upheaval over disclosure after disclosure of sexual harassment and assault committed by prominent leaders. This is Greta Christina’s. . . pep talk? It is good.

  7. Jem
    Jem August 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm |

    A friend of mine just wrote this brilliant and painfully honest piece about internalising a hatred of women whilst being one:
    “I Was A Misogynist”

  8. Lolagirl
    Lolagirl August 16, 2013 at 11:50 am |

    In light of some of the recent conversations being had at Feministe about porn and sex work, I thought this recent blog by Stoya was quite timely. I think she really nails some of the more nuanced aspects of sex work and pornography, and at the very least it is an interesting view from the inside. Bonus points for discussing how we as a culture assess the feminist bona fides of those who engage in sex work and pornography.

  9. Kerandria
    Kerandria August 17, 2013 at 4:55 am |

    The Aisle of Ethnicity

    Written by Carima Nur and posted on the Feminist Wire, it’s about a WoC interacting with (and discovering) racism in the ethnic section of a western supermarket.

  10. khw
    khw August 17, 2013 at 4:35 pm |

    An interesting article on the silence of feminists regardingthe Baby Veronica adoption case:

  11. Em
    Em August 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm |

    I’ve been reading Trudy at Gradient Lair all day; she’s brilliant. This post is about the sorting she has to do on her social media presence around intersectionality:

  12. trees
    trees August 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm |
    1. trees
      trees August 25, 2013 at 9:58 pm |

      ugg! Just noticed that khw already posted that link.

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