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Archive for March 8th, 2007

Blog Against Sexism Day III

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 8, 2007

Sokari, of Black Looks, posts:

When we think of activism we generally do not include the arts [photography, film, theatre, paintings, drawing, sculpture] so today I would like to celebrate two South African lesbians who have dedicated their adult life to the anti-apartheid struggle and to fighting for LGBTI rights in South Africa – flim maker Bev Ditsi and photographer Zanele Muholi.

Fabulosa Mujer posts a letter from the Global Women’s Strike for International Women’s Day:

Everywhere women are struggling with a double and triple working day, the rich have got richer and most of us have got poorer. While feminism has helped to ensure that more women are in positions of power, most of them have followed orders rather than respond to the needs of the grassroots. Now is the time for our movement to challenge everyone with power (woman or man), to win their accountability or to reject them.

For his piece the Unapologetic Mexian says:

This culture of ours tears women down. It absolutely requires them and sickens without them, and yet refuses to honor them as they should be honored. Let alone honor, it denies them—we deny them—common respect and self-love. Our culture not only often hates women, it thrives on hating Woman. It drools after her, insults her, beats her, fucks her in ten different ways, and then when she finally falls, it calls her names and levels loathing on her “weakness.” Never before in my life have I seen this more clearly than now. And the amazing thing is, for a long time, I didn’t see it at all.

M., of Scribble Pad, blogs about International Women’s Day at her work:

if you think im grumbling about all that, contrary to appearances, im not. i was steeling myself for the absolute inanities that i would inevitably hear about how women dont have those (insert every single very much still contemporary issue here) problems any more. and yaay, who just lost a bet with me? i sure did. starting from the morning, when the receptionist was poring over Economic Times to put up pro-women articles, and saw nothing wrong with the headline “Boardroom pin-up girls make waves”.

Veronica, of Nine Pearls, quotes a short history on International Women’s Day:

The first IWD was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. Among other relevant historic events, it commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire (New York, 1911), where over 140 women lost their lives. The idea of having an international women’s day was first put forward at the turn of the 20th century amid rapid world industrialization and economic expansion that led to protests over working conditions.

Mshairi writes:

Continuing on the theme of music and musicians as the arts are very close to my heart, I want to focus on three women musicians of African descent from South America or the ‘Latin’ world. These women’s ancestry is partly or wholly African – a fact that is acknowledged and splendidly reflected in their music. They too have had to overcome hardship. As Virginia Rodrigues (see below) said at the start of her career: “I have three strikes against me…I’m a woman, I’m black and I’m poor.”

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Blog Against Sexism Day II

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 8, 2007

DieKs posts on her blog Dyksfunctional:

Sexism starts the nano-second a child is born, slapped on the ass and they scream out either it’s a “BOY!” or it’s a “GIRL!” Does anyone ask themself why blue is for boy and pink is for girl? If you put a baby boy in a pink blanket – why is that considered “feminizing”? Why is it a societies gut reaction of “OH NOs! Don’t do that!” It’s peice of cloth/knit fabric of color. How many millenniums of sexism does even one piece of fabric hold wrapped around a newborn child?

Anna, of Feminists Don’t Bake Bread, blogs:

To say that history as it’s taught right now in North America is somehow balanced to include women’s voices seems to me to be, at best, a naive comment and, at worst, a comment to how wilfully blind the person making it is to the way women’s voices are silenced in the historical narrative.

So, when is men’s history month?

As they say: The other 11 months of the year.

And that, my friends, is what sexism is.

Tracy, from the blog Unapologetically Female, states:

It is easy to assume that because we have some legal protections against the most overt types of discrimination and because vociferous hate of others is generally frowned upon in our society that oppression is a thing of the past. But laws and “politically correct” attitudes can not and do not change that fact that the groups of humans with (a)more power, (b)more money, (c) more numbers or more visibility, or (d)a history of more power, money, and visibility still have a lengthy list of automatic privileges that affect nearly every aspect of their lives.

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Blog Against Sexism Day I

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 8, 2007

Kevin, of Slant Truth, does a blog for Blog Against Sexism Day during International Women’s Day:

I decided to take this opportunity to highlight some of the women of color that have been influential in my thinking as a feminist ally. I limit it to three, although there are many more, simply because if I just kept going I would be at this for days and the end result would be more than anyone would want to read on a computer screen in a single setting.

Amanda Marcotte, of Pandagon, blogs:

I was a feminist from an early age because the stupid nature of sexism was so self-evident.

Girl Dectivie blogs:

The more insidious forms of sexism – like actually debating whether or not women can be scientists – are easy to miss, and a lot of discrimination and objectification either goes unnoticed or is disguised as innocent behavior (or, worse, valid discourse). In order to stamp out prejudice, we have to recognize it first. So, in the spirit of optimism and positivity, here’s a list of sexist things that I hate:

The Cat Lady, of Reverse Paranoia, blogs about feminist bloggers:

there is already a loyal, witty, superbright and fast-growing network of feminist blogs out there on the interweb, spilling the beans about the unvogue fact that feminism is alive and kickin’ and sexism, as it were, is a daily reality for all women, from the third world to the U.S. of A.

Blog Against Sexism Day was called upon by Vegan Kid.

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