Voices Archives

Threat of the Day

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Alyssa Rosenberg has a great idea — share the threats you get for the crime of Blogging While Female on Twitter, with the hastag #ThreatoftheDay. If you know the name of the person leaving the threatening comment, use it. And duh here is our theme song, via Spencer:

Redefining the Hot Man

From: discoverfeminism.com |

I have a piece up at Good Men Project today, looking at the new Man as Object exhibit at SOMARTS San Francisco. It’s an exciting initiative. We May Be Hotter than We Know looks at this exhibit. An excerpt:

Anita Hill on sexual harassment, Ginny Thomas, Slutwalks, and more

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Last week, I interviewed Anita Hill for our Feministing Five series to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her famous testimony before the U.S. Senate. The interview was filled with so much goodness that I had to write a follow-up post with more of her insights, which you’ll find below.

Sex, Power, and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

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This Saturday, October 15th in New York City, Feministing will be co-sponsoring Sex, Power, and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later. The conference will be held at Hunter College and will feature some amazing panelists and a keynote from Anita Hill herself. The conference is free for students and a suggested donation of $20 for others. Register here.

On loving, and losing, little creatures

From: discoverfeminism.com |

  This weekend, I put my cat to sleep. It was not expected, and I’m pretty heartbroken. I also feel silly. There are larger and more important tragedies every day. We had three great years together, and for that I should be grateful. I know I gave him a really good life. He was just a cat. I don’t even like cats.

On Blogging, Threats, and Silence

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I got my first rape threat as a blogger when I was on Blogspot, so new that I still had the default theme up and hadn’t even added anything to the sidebar. I can’t even remember the pseudonym I was using then, and I probably had about 10 hits on a good day, seven of which were me compulsively loading the page just to make sure it still existed, and the other two of which were probably my friends. I wrote a post about some local political issue or another, expressing my misgivings, and a reader kindly took time out of his day to email me.

The Power of Women in Speech: Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Malalai Joya, Asmaa Mahfouz, & Alice Walker

From: discoverfeminism.com |

When I first listened to Alice Walker deliver Sojourner Truth's Ain't I a Woman? speech, chills ran down my spine. The delivery of a good speech is thoughtful, provoking, yet uncanny to my ears. When a speech moves me, sometimes I believe that there may in fact be a higher power transmitting messages to me. Great orators are persuasive: using the combination of the syntax, phrasing, language and rhetoric, in addition to the delivery of speech, can move my ears.

Thank You Steve Jobs- "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Steve Jobs died today. I can never listen to this commencement speech enough.

Goodbye to two great men

From: discoverfeminism.com |

  The whole of the internet is abuzz with the news that Steve Jobs passed away today, and I also feel strangely sad about his death. Hitting a little closer to home, I found out via Twitter that Derrick Bell also passed today. Bell was a leader in the development and teaching of Critical Race Theory, and one of the most interesting legal thinkers I’ve ever come across. He shaped not only my legal studies and my work, but American law and ideas about race in this country. You should be reading his writing generally, but this section of the Wikipedia entry about his career is worth pointing to:

My journey from Mysticism to Skepticism and back again

From: discoverfeminism.com |

I would like to take the time and write about my journey through the Occult world and how I later became an Atheist. I think that you all know the story but there is a few things I left out.

We Are Many, They Are Few: You, Too, Can Make A Difference

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I’m haunted by the Kelly Thomas case. For those not familiar with it—and you may be familiar, for reasons I shall discuss shortly—Kelly Thomas was severely beaten by Fullerton police officers at a bus stop in July. Witnesses, including passengers on a bus pulling into the lot, thought he had been killed on the scene, but it actually took five days for him to die. His injuries were so severe that his father didn’t recognise him at first when he arrived in the hospital. He was homeless, and had a history of schizophrenia, and both of these things were clearly factors in the incident.

Are Black Girls Unimportant?: PBS, Kellogg Foundation and Tavis Smiley’s "Too Important to Fail"

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Well this was a hot button issue over on the WAOD Facebook Fan Page, so much so that someone ( a Black woman) got banned on a Saturday of all days ( when I'm most mellow). Then she followed up by sending me some multi-page hate mail ( my favoritist kind! because who wants a lazy half-hearted  hate-mail?).

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