Monthly Archives: October 2013

Catcalling and safety: negotiating spaces as a transgender woman

Let me be clear: I don’t like catcalling, I don’t like it at all. I’m a transgender woman who hates catcalling, and I’m sure there are plenty of others out there like me. (Note to cisgender feminists: please read last … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation?

Originally posted on Unsettling America:
(Related: “Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation?” and “Wanting To Be Indian“) Jarune Uwujaren explains that there needs to be some element of mutual understanding, equality, and respect for it to be a true exchange. From The Good Men…

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City Press and Haffajee: whose racism is it?

A twitter storm has broken out in the past days regarding City Press’ Editor-in-Chief Ferial Haffajee tweet regarding “[…] naked racism on display yesterday. […]” referring to an internal meeting and what she considered a racist attack against two white … Continue reading

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The UK’s new flagship immigration bill: “Hey! We invented illegal migration! Get a life!”

A new immigration bill is the “flagship” legislation by Home Secretary Theresa May is set to create a system of “checks” where everyone accessing accommodation, healthcare, anything really, needs to present identification documents (a choice of any of the 404 … Continue reading

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Are SA whites really being killed “like flies”? Why Steve Hofmeyr is wrong

Are SA whites really being killed “like flies”? Why Steve Hofmeyr is wrong. I have no idea who Steve Hofmeyr is; it seems he’s somewhat popular as a musician in South Africa. The only thing I know for sure now, … Continue reading

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Red October: Protesting for privilege

Red October is the name of an awareness month; unlike the usual ones it doesn’t focus on the under privileged or a global problem, instead it focusses on white South Africans. Tomorrow, 10 October, they plan a protest (with a … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Internet

A rough timeline for your perusal: Sinead O’Connor wrote her open letter to Miley Cyrus Then, Amanda Palmer wrote an open letter to Sinead O’Connor Followed by Ann Magnuson writing an open letter to an open letter Polly “Superstar” Witthaker … Continue reading

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