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  1. Denise Winters
    Denise Winters January 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm |

    So, there was a post written on XOJane that must be experienced to be believed. Unless someone is trolling, it might be the height of self-centered white woman’s tears. Erika at Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss has a nice take down.

    A person nervously walking into a new space doesn’t mean they’ve never set foot in a studio – you’re not there every day, you don’t even know if she’s never set foot in your yoga studio before. You made the assumption erroneously because it fits your biases. Of course she’s never set foot in a yoga studio before – she’s fat. Is this for real?

    Excerpted from An Open Letter to the XOJane Writer Who Cried About a Black Woman in Her Yoga Class | A Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss

    1. Donna L
      Donna L January 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm |

      How monumentally self-centered can someone be? I think I just got an idea. Wow.

      1. trees
        trees January 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm |

        I had to read that XOJane article to believe it. The author expresses a strange mix of braggadocio and self-flagellation. And it’s interesting how she seems to think that fat and black go hand in hand.

    2. Nobody
      Nobody January 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm |

      At first I was pretty sure that the post was an Onion style parody, but the consensus seems to be that it’s real.


    3. macavitykitsune
      macavitykitsune January 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm |




      *backs away slowly*

  2. TimmyTwinkles
    TimmyTwinkles January 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm |

    [attribution added by mods - please name authors/website when linking in future: Michelle Goldberg writing in The Nation on "Feminism's Toxic Twitter Wars"]

    1. Kerplunk
      Kerplunk January 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm |

      [As per the netiquette guidelines in the OP, discussion arising from signal-boosted links belongs on the Open Thread or Spillover, not here. Your comment belongs on Spillover ~ mods]

  3. Athenia
    Athenia January 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm |

    [Veronica I. Arreola writing at Viva La Feminista - author attribution added by mods]
    The Color of Toxicity

  4. Tony
    Tony February 2, 2014 at 3:31 am |

    This almost feels out of place because it’s not “meta”, but it seems relevant to feminism-

    Christine Whelan writing on Alternet

  5. Sharon M
    Sharon M February 3, 2014 at 2:13 pm |

    , Advocates for Pregnant Women. Includes cases of pregnant women arrested for “abusing their bodies without regard to their fetus” forced C-sections, et al. Childfree women, I recommend you read it too.

    1. Sharon M
      Sharon M February 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm |

      (tigtog I double checked the links list this time. :)

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