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active 3 years, 8 months ago
"Courtney’s opening lines in “Gender Memory” are offensive, whether intended to be or not. “Right, ladies…it’s our turn” separates women from “black folks” as though there are no women among blacks?! It took a long time for the Feminist Movement [...]" · View
  • VZ posted an update:   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Courtney’s opening lines in ”Gender Memory” are offensive, whether intended to be or not. ”Right, ladies…it’s our turn” separates women from ”black folks” as though there are no women among blacks?! It took a long time for the Feminist Movement to stretch beyond fighting for the right to vote for upper class women. It took a long time for us to realize that women came in all colors, shapes, nationalities and social classes. It feels pretty regressive to see a prominent blog on a feminist site ignoring or forgetting that.

  • VZ posted an update:   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    ”Meeeee” wonders why teachers are as important as firefighters and police? Please consider why it is that you need police protection in the first place. A community of poor and uneducated people is a community in trouble. When your children are well-educated, they are more likely to find jobs and less likely to resort to crime to stay alive. A well-educated society is one in which the citizens can figure out when they are being railroaded as Wisconsin is now. Well-educated citizens know their rights and can protest to fend off the attacks of the elite who want to control them. In a privatized society, such as Scott Walker envisions, no one will care about your house burning down (check out the family in Tennessee whose house burned down while the privatized fire department watched because the family had not ”paid up.”) and the privatized police force will be there to protect business property, not your personal safety. Think about the gutted communities where police protection no longer exists anywhere but in the elite suburbs. The police and firefighters in Wisconsin have supported the protests because they know very well what’s next on the agenda.

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