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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Human Rights
Posts on Regator:1161
Posts / Week:6.1
Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

All marginalised people are practiced at biting our tongues

  This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.    Senior Partner #1 likes me to be “discreet”  about my sexuality and in a million ways tries to poke me

Yes, GLBT People Need Protection Under the Law

  I was reading Jezebel (don't judge me) when I came across the story of yet another bigoted bakery who refused to make a cake for a couple who are getting married. An Oregon bakery owner, Pam Regentin of Fleur Cakes, has refused toShow More Summary

New Jersey Teens Create a White Girl Club

I recently came across a story about a group of teens who created a White Girl's Club. The club  became so popular that it quickly spread to other schools. Apparently, a group of these young women showed up at school on PI day wearing shirts identifying them as members of this club with a teachers permission no less. Show More Summary

Please Don't Let it Be One of Us

If you are a member of a marginalized community, at some point a crime, or a ludicrous action will become public or go wildly viral and the first thought that will go through your head is, "please don't let it be one of us." We willShow More Summary

In the real world Coming Out is a risk

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.  So another famous person comes out of the closet and there are many reactions. Some of which are great,

UFC fighter Touches ESPN anchor Sage Steele’s hair during interview

Since beginning this blog, I have written about the desire of White people to pet us at will.  I have yet to meet a Black woman who doesn't have a story to tell about this inappropriate touching.  In the latest public incident, SageShow More Summary

Introducing Loki

Hey everyone, a few weeks ago we opened our home to a new undog (shush it's not denial), very aptly named Loki.   He's high energy and pure trouble. Already he has declared himself above the dog and drinks from poor Sookie's water bowl.  He also has zero manners when it comes to human food but we are working on it. 

It's Time to Stop Fawning

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky. I’ve written a post before about low expectations and why we need to expect more from straight, cis people. There’s

Racist Reporting in the Boston Bombing

The media is not a neutral source of information. Some stations like Fox, are more blatantly problematic than others but reporters, just like everyone else, are raised in a racist, homophobic, cissexist, ableist society and that means...Show More Summary

Blackface in Vogue Netherlands

The above image is from Vogue Netherlands. The model is Querelle Jansen, the photographer was Ishi and the stylist was Marije Goekoop. According to Jezebel, the inspiration for these images was Grace Jones and Josephine Baker.  Pause for a moment to think about that.  Both Baker and Jones are iconic Black women and yet Blackface was used. Show More Summary

Mother of Two Wishes She had Remained Child Free

I recently came across the story of story of 57 year old Isabella Dutton in The Daily Mail. In it, she talks about never wanting to have children but choosing to become the mother of two to make her husband happy. She talks about never...Show More Summary

Bullying and Where Are the Parents?

I have come to hate the term where are the parents because it ignores that parents can dedicate every waking minute to fighting for their kids and not make any progress because the system is not designed to be helpful.  I have also come to hate the term zero tolerance policy in reference to bullying because it's a lie. Show More Summary

A Traditional Same Sex Wedding in Africa

One of the things that disgusts me about homophobes, is their absolute denial of the beauty and power of love.  No matter how love occurs, whether it be people of the same sex, parent to child, man and a woman, or platonic love between...Show More Summary

Marginalized People and Low Expectations

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky. One of the many many many not-very-coded speeches privileged people like to give is the one on “low

Eugenics and Prochoice

  Mike is an 18 year female to male transman. He is currently studying psychology at The Evergreen State College between making quilts. He someday aspires o be a social worker, and in the mean time, he wants to fix the fact that not everyone is born with an inherent right to be hemselves.   Quick AN: I use gender neutral language throughout this post because there

Father Beats Daughters With Electrical Cord for Twerking and Many Call it Discipline

Massive Trigger Warning for discussion of child abuse. A video released by World Hip Hop Stars (which seems to exist to show abuse against Black women and the worst elements of our community for the purposes of entertainment), shows a father beating his two daughters with an electrical cord after finding them twerking. Show More Summary

Achieving Equality- Difficult but Simple Victories and Long, Complex Wars

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky. There are increasing movements forwards with legislative battles with our rights – a new trans bill in Canada

Homophobia on 'Shameless'

No matter how progressive or liberal minded someone is, the one thing you can count on, is that they watch at least one show which they know to be problematic as hell. Media like all social organizations is problematic because it has been created by a world which privileged certain bodies. Show More Summary

Medical People Have an Overwhelming Obsession With AIDs

This is a guest post from Sparky, of Spark in Darkness.  Many of you are  familiar with him from Livejournal, as well as from his insightful and often hilarious commentary here. Each Tuesday, Womanist Musings will be featuring a post from Sparky.    Dear readers, I come to you with wonderful news! It seems I am immortal! Yes, I have found the key

'The Face' Model Devyn, Is Apparently So Light Skinned, She's Internatonal and Not Black

Women of colour have always had a hard time in the modelling industry.  There have always been a few who have managed to have a successful career like Alec Wek, Naomi Campbell and Iman but by enlarge, despite their obvious beauty, their...Show More Summary

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