Jon Stewart..Christians being victimised with regard to the Norway shooter
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and...– Susan B. Anthony (via thesearepeopleyouknow)
Why Democracy Is Public: The American Dream Beats...
“What this means is that there is no such thing as a “self-made” man or woman or business. No one makes it on their own. No matter how much wealth you amass, you depend on all the things the public has provided — roads, water, law enforcement, fire and disease protection, food safety, government research, and all the rest. The only question is whether you have paid your fair share for...
Laurie Penny: Calling Breivik mad lets the...
So good to see this distinction being made in the mainstream media: “Calling someone mad has always been a way of “othering” them, of separating them from the rest of society. From sexually promiscuous women in the late 19th century to homosexuals in the 1950s, social deviance has been medicalised in order to punish behaviour deemed loathsome or intolerable, without placing...
Photographs of the 369th Infantry and African...
“After the war A. Philip Randolph was fond of saying to his audiences “I want to congratulate you for doing your bit to make the world safe for democracy … and unsafe for hypocrisy.”
Where Politics Are Complex, Simple Joys at the...
The most hilariously effective signs supporting...
Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?...
Finding this useful as I develop an article about the limitations of liberal feminism in Nursing. “I do not know how many feminists who felt good about saving Afghan women from the Taliban are also asking for a global redistribution of wealth or contemplating sacrificing their own consumption radically so that African or Afghan women could have some chance of having what I do believe should...
What’s Your Research Work Flow? →
The great response to last week’s post about writing groups (I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends) has really gotten me thinking that–in addition to sharing great stories in history–we might do some more talking about the
Sex, Parenting and Feminism
Would digital images of nude women be as unsettling if so many women and girls in real life were not routinely beaten, stalked, sexually assaulted and splayed open for male gratification? Would prostitution the world over be as disturbing, or as prevalent, if girls had access to the same opportunities as boys? Would sexuality, and its varied expressions, be healthier across populations if sex...
How to get a lot of comments on a post
We're All Quite Sane: 25 Lessons For Creatives by... →
One of the things about Tumblr is that it’s quire easy to repost things without necessarily finding the original source. I am not sure if Patti Smith really did say this, but it does resonate with me. I am in the process of shifting how I do things, in particular my academic work. I feel as if I have been in transition ever since I started my PhD. Being a nurse requires that you act in ways...
Legal gay marriage
The first couple to legally wed in NY was married, last midnight, in Niagara Falls (which, was rainbow lit in celebration) via Elephant journal. Yay!
Research and othering
It appalls us that that the West can desire, extract and claim ownership of our ways of knowing, our imagery, the things we create and produce, and then simultaneously reject the people who created and developed those ideas and seek to deny them further opportunities to be creators of their own culture and own nations (Linda Tuhiwai Smith, 1999, p.1).
Which nurse from pop culture will treat you?...
Sing with the angels Amy
I woke up to hear the sad news about Amy Winehouse’s death this morning. I fell in love with her and her voice in 2007. Introduced to her by a good friend, and navigating my own turmoil, her voice blew me away. I was taken with her own unique style and her flaws. I played her albums Frank and Back to Black over and over. What makes me even sadder than the too early tragic passing of Amy Winehouse...
Media depictions of mental illness
People living with a mental illness are members of one of the social groups who..are mostly known to fellow citizens symbolically, that is, through portrayals by our modern storytellers, the mass media. That is why depictions of mental illnesses in both factual and fictional media genres are of concern to consumers and those who work and live with them. Across Anglophone societies analyses show...
Luke Willis Thompson’s Yaw in Auckland
For Foucault, the emergence and decline of stable discourses about objects is precisely the source of their aesthetic power: in the modern paradigm the most powerful artistic experience involves something we thought we knew slipping from our grasp, or something felt which is about to become knowable. Meanwhile, objects themselves hover ambivalently, resisting our attempts to put them in...
Shekhar Kapur: We are the stories we tell ourselves This is one of my favourite TED videos, thanks Karlo for reminding me about it: “”Panic is the great access of creativity because that’s the only way to get rid of your mind. Get rid of your mind. Get out of it. Get it out. And let’s go to the universe because there’s something out there that is more truthful...
Fuck You and Fuck Your Fucking Thesis →
dancingonembers: There are already studies about what trans people need. You want them? Go read the needs assessment Michelle O’Brien wrote for THAC in Philadelphia. Go look at the final report of the Sex and Gender Minority Subcommittee of the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness. Go read that amazing omnibus study the San Francisco public health department commissioned a few years...
Perhaps The Most WTF Wedding Dress Ever « Thought... →
That much media coverage of the Duggars focuses on their normality and stability...– Laura Harrison and Sarah B. Rowley. ‘Babies by the Bundle: Gender, Backlash, and the Quiverfull Movement.’ Feminist Formations 23.1 (2011). doi:10.1353/ff.2011.0012 (via deadgeraniums)
The Angry Black Tumblr: Being here in America... →
“Well, I am one who doesn’t believe in deluding myself. I’m not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my plate, and call myself a diner. Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner, unless you eat some of what’s on that plate. Being here in America doesn’t make you an…
It is a response to a critical contradiction—that society is dependent for the...– (Fox & Worts, 1999, p.331).
…the paradox of democratic racism is that in the midst of a society that...– (Henry et al.1996).
Cultural difference is spoken of but, by enthusiasm or convenience, a common...– Spivak (Sharpe & Spivak, 2003, p.617)
Feminist theory has sought to understand the way in which systemic political and...– Judith Butler (1992, p.110).
Unwanted Rescues: A poster from Thailand →
Dr Laura Agustín on Migration, Trafficking and Sex
Evolution of the Map of Africa →
As Sherene Razack says “When colonisers first get to a place they intend to own, one of their first acts is to map it and give it names. Mapping enables them to feel in control and to know themselves as owners of the space. It is always about identity as well as a material act of possession. When you ...
Another old fave, thanks for the reminder Ivan: “ This attachment to our own rightness keeps us from preventing mistakes when we absolutely need to and causes us to treat each other terribly. But to me, what’s most baffling and most tragic about this is that it misses the whole point of being human. It’s like we want to imagine that our minds are just these perfectly translucent...
Thanks for the link to this old fave Ivan. I love what she says about vulnerability: “They fully embraced vulnerability. They believed that what made them vulnerable made them beautiful. They didn’t talk about vulnerability being comfortable, nor did they talk about it being excruciating — as I had heard it earlier in the shame interviewing. They just talked about it being...
Can’t resist giggling babies or children!