What we missed

Why Trayvon Martin is an LGBT issue–or at least, why racial justice should be.

New York Magazine on the war on women.

Laura Flanders on one of the most important campaigns right now–Caring Across Generations.

Feministing friend Nancy Schwartzman has created an app in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Read about it and download it if you think it might be useful for you.

In NY? I’m on a panel with Julieanne Smolinski of XOJane, Emma Carmichael of Gawker and Feministing friend Irin Carmon from Salon next Thursday talking ladies and writing.

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  1. Posted April 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Shout out to anyone in Toronto:

    Globalization & Neoliberalism from a Feminist Standpoint

    May 8, 2012, 2—4pm

    at the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE)

    Room 2-227, second floor of OISE, 252 Bloor St W. (above the St George subway station)

    Please RSVP in advance to cwse@utoronto.ca

    Nancy Hartsock will argue that globalization is a polite term for the continuation of neoliberal policies that support what Marx called primitive accumulation. The original primitive accumulation meant that Western Europe engaged in practices such as the Atlantic slave trade and the invasion and looting of Latin America. The current primitive accumulation is aided by neoliberal practices put in place around the world by institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF, and this time involves the massive recruitment of women into wage labour under very poor conditions. This time, the concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands is built on the backs of women.

    Recommended Preparatory Reading

    Nancy Hartsock, “Feminist Standpoint Revisited” in Feminist Standpoint Revisited and other Essays, 1998 and reprinted widely.

    Nancy Hirschmann “Feminist Standpoint as Postmodern Strategy” in Women and Politics Vol 18 #3 1997.

    Nancy Hartsock, “Women and/as Commodities, A Brief Meditation” in Canadian Woman Studies Vol. 23 #3/4 2004.

    Nancy C.M. Hartsock is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Washington. She is one of the most important North American feminist movement theorists, author of numerous influential articles circulated widely among movement activists and groups in the 1970s and 80s; co-editor of the important collection Building Feminist Theory, author of Money, Sex, and Power, and The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays.

  2. Posted April 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    That nymag article was a bunch of “both sides” crap that I turn to blogs like this to avoid.

  3. Posted April 13, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    I liked Akiba Solomon’s piece on way racial justice should be a LGBT issue. I know Black members of that community who from the outset where at the forefront of the Trayvon Martin situation. As well they should be.

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