Posts Tagged white privilege

“I need some white privilege”: In response to that potato salad Kickstarter

You may have heard about that guy who raised a ton of money for his potato salad. If you didn’t, well, there’s not much more to it than that — some dude made a Kickstarter campaign for a potato salad and it went viral, raising over $40,000 as of this writing. I guess it’s some big joke for people, but alongside all this is an important discussion about white privilege and internet fundraising. 

You may have heard about that guy who raised a ton of money for his potato salad. If you didn’t, well, there’s not much more to it than that — some dude made a Kickstarter campaign for ...

“No one cares if you never apologize for your white male privilege.”

Here’s a story:

A 20-year-old college freshman wrote an essay for one of his college publications and was subsequently interviewed on Fox News, written about in the New York Times, and had the essay republished by TIME. Yet, he doesn’t understand why anyone thinks he benefits from white male privilege.

Honestly, that right there is all I have to say about Princeton student Tal Fortgang’s exercise in point-missing “Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege.” 

Here’s a story:

A 20-year-old college freshman wrote an essay for one of his college publications and was subsequently interviewed on Fox News, written about in the New York Times, and had the essay ...

Paula Deen thinks she’s oppressed like “that Black” gay NFL player

I thought the real life Olivia Pope was supposed to be handling America’s Paula Deen?

Apparently not, as this week the celebrity television chef, who has been plagued by lawsuits and first hand accounts of her calling employees the N word, is back to let America know that she knows just what it feels like to be to be the first openly gay player in professional football.

Deen, who admitted to using the N word and planning a wedding where she planned on having her staff dress up like slaves, saw her television show canceled and her long standing public popularity dry up. 

I thought the real life Olivia Pope was supposed to be handling America’s Paula Deen?

Apparently not, as this week the celebrity television chef, who has been plagued by lawsuits and first hand accounts of ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Marriage was a marker of historically anti-gay and anti-feminist normalcy“.

Ann Friedman on believing Dylan Farrow, and why who you believe depends on which story you recognize.

On the role of bystander intervention in preventing sexual assaults.

Why the absence of biracial representation in the media matters.

10 Years after Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty”.

Suey Park of #NotYourAsianSidekick defence of Twitter feminism.

“Marriage was a marker of historically anti-gay and anti-feminist normalcy“.

Ann Friedman on believing Dylan Farrow, and why who you believe depends on which story you recognize.

On the role of bystander ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Most of us [twentysomething women] aren’t scrambling to lock down boyfriends by age 25 — we’re busy building our careers.”

A lengthy but important read on the relationship between “dick culture” and “rape culture”.

Why I don’t do Christmas.

On defending (and critiquing) Beyonce: “She’s not a perfect feminist (none of us are), she still has a way to go (most of us do), but she is certainly a feminist.”

THEMthe first trans* literary journal, debuts:  “I would like THEM to be a place where that narrative can be upset—whether by exploring other stories or contextualizing the familiar ones.”

“Most of us [twentysomething women] aren’t scrambling to lock down boyfriends by age 25 — we’re busy building our careers.”

A lengthy but important read on the relationship between “dick culture” and “rape culture”.

Why ...

Spoken word video: what would you do if you were center of the world?

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai has a new project out and, as usual, it’s great! #SelfCentered is an interactive spoken word video (after the jump) designed to rock your world. Or rather, make the world center on you.

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai has a new project out and, as usual, it’s great! #SelfCentered is an interactive spoken word video (after the jump) designed to rock your world. Or rather, make the world center ...

Solidarity isn’t for women in the middle

 Photo: Me and my mom, in Brazil.

To read my the post leading up to this one, check out “Why Can’t I Be Both: Questions on Binaries, Privilege and Activism.”

My first reaction to #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen was: YES. Now we’re talking.

My second reaction was: Wait, where do I join in on this conversation?

After a few days of monitoring the hashtag, I retweeted a few things and eventually decided not to say anything. Because, you see, I am not exactly a white woman. But I’m not quite a woman of color either.

So who do I join in solidarity with?

I’m not the first person to bring up this dilemma. Ana Cecilia Alvarez and Daniela Ramirez have written some eloquent pieces ...

 Photo: Me and my mom, in Brazil.

To read my the post leading up to this one, check out “Why Can’t I Be Both: Questions on Binaries, Privilege and Activism.”

My ...

Do as I say, not as I do: On language for SOME of us

From Paula Dean to athletes Riley Cooper and Roy Hibbert, 2013 has been the year of the celebs getting caught using discriminatory language. While all of the aforementioned have received their respective slaps on the wrist by way of fines, firings, and contract cuts, they did not go down without some finger wagging of their own.

Apparently many people still do not seem to understand the importance of context or the significance of self-definition (including the ownership of certain terms). In the case of the Deen and Cooper, who were both exposed for using the N-word, we’ve noticed the dialogue blame shift from the white people using words that are rooted in hatred and/or don’t belong to ...

From Paula Dean to athletes Riley Cooper and Roy Hibbert, 2013 has been the year of the celebs getting caught using discriminatory language. While all of the aforementioned have received their ...

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