Dead Wild Roses: Defining and Redefining Racism – Carlos Hoyt Jr.

Racism isn’t that easy to define.  There are two competing meanings and the new, more specific one, is quite controversial once examined. The Pedagogy of the Meaning of Racism: Reconciling a Discordant Discourse Carlos Hoyt Jr.   “We do our students (white and not white) a disservice by indoctrinating them into a belief system that ...

Dead Wild Roses: Catherine Mackinnon on Structural Oppression of Women

It is nice when basic concepts are illustrated so succinctly.   Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Catherine Mackinnon, Feminism, Oppression

The Disaffected Lib: Harper’s War on Charities is a War on All of Us

Never underestimate the scope and impact of the Harper regime’s war to gag our charities. Oxford student and 2013 Rhodes Scholar, Joanne Cave writes in today’s Times Colonist that the use of the CRA cudgel to silence charities by Harper & Co.is just the tip of the iceberg. The recent Canada Revenue Agency crackdown on ...

Melissa Fong: What the heck is a complementarist?

What the heck is a complementarist? Well I will tell you. [3] I was forced to look this up when I noticed that some of the traffic to my blog was also overlapping somewhat with people who would call themselves “Complementarians” (this is probably due to my awesome Feminist rants like this and that). A ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Queerly Political: Activism, Feminism, Marxism and Queer Politics

View on YouTube website How can we build a united movement that respects difference and autonomy, and also advances common struggles against oppression and exploitation? What are the linkages, and tensions, between feminism and queer politics? And how can we understand women’s liberation in the context of other movements against oppression? […] The post Queerly Political: ...

Art Threat: Rock stars demand Pussy Riot release – Feminist punk rockers jailed in Russia for performing "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin

As Russian president Vladimir Putin visits London to engage in both Olympic and diplomatic shenanigans, several major British musicians, including Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker and Corinne Bailey Rae are calling for the release of members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, who have been locked away in a Moscow prison since March 3. Nadezhda ...

Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011. It is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park. As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought ...

Art Threat: Invocation of the Queer Spirits – Book review: Queer Spirits by AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs

Invocation of the Queer Spirits (Governor’s Island) – AA Bronson There is always a certain magic to be found in the moment of queering. As bodies are opened to unsanctioned desires and sensations, tense moments of wonder unfold before them. Static charges crackle and spark as genders and sexualities are peeled away from the sticky ...