A Calmer (or at least much shorter) Perspective?

UPDATE!!

Jessica Yee speaks: Responding to the mainstream feminist blogosphere on Feminism FOR REAL


Or at least one not so raw from the initial hurt.

On covering all the books, and all the articles, and all the things:
I’d like it to make it clear, I am not asking for feminist blogs with major readership to cover everything, but it would be cool for them to not only acknowledge that they can’t (because their admins are not super computers) or haven’t or won’t, but that some may feel left out or erased because they don’t. That too is a valid perspective.

On privilege and the vilification of  “calling out”:
We do need to have our privilege called out. To be feminist in practice means that we have to actively listen to fellow feminists critiques. It is natural to immediately go on the defensive, because damn it we are still human; we just have to understand that it is not a statement on our general character (though being unwilling to consider other perspectives just might be), but a call to awareness. We also have to realize that while we may not want the interaction to stop there, while we may want more than “this is fail, stop” it is not anyone’s place or responsibility to educate or teach us. The next step, is entirely up to the person who got called out, not the person who did the calling out. That being said, if the person who did the calling out feels up to doing some educating, some linking, and some referring, more power to them- and we should count ourselves doubly lucky that someone had the spoons to bother with our fail.

UPDATE!!

Jessica Yee speaks: Responding to the mainstream feminist blogosphere on Feminism FOR REAL

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I Am Not Responsible For Your Education.

ETA: In summary, try listening. A follow up post, much shorter, and with more space between the initial hurt and the new post page on WordPress.

UPDATE!!

Jessica Yee speaks: Responding to the mainstream feminist blogosphere on Feminism FOR REAL

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This Is A Happy Post

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At a recent men’s volleyball match in Brazil, members of the crowd chanted “bicha”, the equivalent of “faggot,” at a gay player. Afterward, due to media scrutiny, the player, Michael, publicly acknowledged that he is gay. In a gesture of solidarity, at the team’s next match, the players wore pink warmup shirts, and one wore a rainbow-colored jersey…and fans held up pink thundersticks (noisemakers) with Michael’s name on them in support.

 

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