Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White... →
enumerate: “Under the old but still potent and dominant model, people of color organizing was based on the notion of shared victimhood. In this model, however, we see that we are victims of white supremacy, but complicit in it as well. Our survival strategies and resistance to white supremacy are set by the system of white supremacy itself. What keeps us trapped within our particular pillars of...
[The] key problem with the politics of recognition when applied to the colonial...– Glen Coulthard cited in Andrea Smith Queer Theory and Native Studies: The Heteronormativity of Settler Colonialism GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies - Volume 16, Number 1-2, 2010, pp. 42-68
Straight People Need Therapy
“Here I am, benefiting from a system that inherently values my sexual and gender identity above others, that in fact actively encourages me to FEEL ENTITLED to this value, and yet gay people are the ones that are encouraged to seek ‘help’. This attitude, even among lefties, ignores the fact that there is nothing NORMAL or HEALTHY about continual complicity in oppression....
“”People wait for a while at these stops, 15 to 20 minutes,” she says. “This is an opportunity for the city to engage them.” Included in her growing ideas of creating “surreal, out-of-place” situations, is the idea of building exercise equipment at stops, so people could squeeze a few pull-ups in. Sadly, she’s got her work cut out for her, since...
Chocolate, Women and Empire: a Social and Cultural...
My kinda book, women and empire ..and food. A review available at this website.
Witches, Midwives, and Nurses →
Tina Fey’s prayer for her daughter
First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth is offered, May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer. Guide her, protect her When crossing...
A Pāsifika view of ‘Compassionate Economics’ by...
“I recall Mike Smith’s contrasting of two wordviews: Māori economics and Western capitalist economics. He drew a column of three connected concepts: Mana Atua (at the top), Mana Tangata and Mana Whenua. We may consider Mana Atua as ‘divine principles’, those outlining the conduct of divine beings; Mana Tangata as principles for the conduct of humans, how people should...
CESA_2011_Fri_AM.mov (video/quicktime Object) →
beautone: Andrea Smith’s plenary talk at Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide, Thursday, March 10, 2011 So what we’ve often seen in the development of Native Studies and Ethnic Studies is that there’s been a suspicious relationship between both of them. And in particular Native scholars have often argued that we should not be part of an Ethnic Studies project because Ethnic...