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Jacqueline Gross
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Flying home today and will resume regular reading and posting upon the morrow.

Yes, yes, I know, I'm never here.  In New York for my aunt's funeral and this may be the only day I have real internet.  Will be home on Thursday. Today, however, is all about the shenanigans.  Hopefully I will not need bail money.

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Criticism of mainstream feminism has been around since there was movement to criticize. The only way the movement has grown and changed is because women of different backgrounds, together and separate, looked around and said, "There's space for me here too and I'm not going away."



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I agree with Stephanie on this. White anti-racist feminists need to speak out and support and point to what women of color are saying about anti-rape activism and SlutWalk in particular.

http://www.racialicious.com/2011/10/11/am-i-troy-davis-a-slut-or-what%E2%80%99s-troubling-me-about-the-absence-of-reflexivity-in-movements-that-proclaim-solidarity/

Sydette's Open Letter to Slutwalk:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/sydette-harry/an-open-letter-to-slutwalk/10150413913020937

and

An Open Letter from Black Women to the SlutWalk
http://www.womanist-musings.com/2011/09/open-letter-from-black-women-to.html

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World, meet Octavia. Octavia, meet the world. We brought her home from the shelter today.
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Somewhere in the world, it's cocktail hour.

Dear hipster neighbors, no one wants to hear your musical stylings at 2:30 in the afternoon. Especially when some of those stylings sound like crap.

No love,

Me

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For those of you previously pondering the possibility of the Miss Universe candidates as super heroines/super villains: Miss France is cranky about Miss Angola taking the crown:

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Self to welds: flatten down, damn it. I know it's me but seriously, help me out here.
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More yarn bombing : Temescal Branch, OPL
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