Saturday, October 11, 2008

Website on anti-capitalist Conversations

I just ran across this website and thought that it was fantastic. It is called "Enough" and it deals with conversations on scarcity and abundance, how we decide what to keep and what to give away and anti-capitalist issues. Check it out here.

I would like to look through it and post some stuff too, but it makes me think a lot about class structures in the world. Back to my paper on class for my ed and gender class.

Monday, October 6, 2008

"Why Women Earn Less Than Men" from TIME

Time just published an article that discusses gender discrimination in terms of using Transgender people's experiences to explore gender discrimination.

Check it out.

While the article is riddled with assumptions and stereotypes ("Which force is greater: women's choices of men's discrimination", "Women raise children and take more time off from work", etc.) I am pleased to see the connection with gender exploration and transgender issues. This article doesn't create an otherness for Transgender issues, and I appreciate that, although I don't know that it gives enough levity to the complexity of transitioning and how that could affect or intensify how the people in the study experience their own gender.

More on this later too.

"Unwelcome Visitors at Ole Miss Debate: KKK"

Read this.

Wow. "Every place that has come under black rule has declined... (Leadership) is just not in (black people's) nature." I guess I'm not too surprised that the KKK is still going strong with it's racist ideology, but to see the Emperor of Mississipi's White Knights so openly acknowledge his ideas is a bit jarring. I would like to see him overcome racist structures and not have a little civil unrest. How is DC under "black rule"? Is it because there are a lot of black people in the city?

Let me gather my thoughts and add to this later.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm not sure what to say...

I saw this commercial earlier and it made me a little sick. If you think about the symbolic meaning behind "Dark Temptation", the sexualization of Black Americans; The literal showing of white women of privilege eating the "dark" or Black person alive. Watch for yourself and let me know.

New Axe Dark Temptation Commercial