Feminism Friday – The Blog

Reflections of a young feminist… and much more!

Mad Minutes: Sonia Sotomayor June 5, 2009

This is really starting to piss me off…. why is it okay for white men to allow their experiences and beliefs to influence the way they do their job, but if anyone else does the same they are being “reverse racists”? WTF!? is right! There is no such thing as being reverse racists – you cannot be racist against white people, because we have privilege.

I am so sick of this crap! I think Sotomayor is going to use her experience to benefit all women especially women of colour, however, I do not think it will be direct. Sonia will be a responsible and professional person in the role I am sure.

I think this is a good moment to request that everyone examine their own racist baggage and white privilege. If you have no idea what I am talking about please visit this site.

 

Mad Minutes: Anti-Choice Feminists May 14, 2009

I would like to take a quick minute to get something off of my chest… Anti-choice feminists do not exist! In fact, they CANNOT exist.

Feminism is about one thing; choice! True choice that is informed and free of barriers to access. If you believe that one possible and legal choice is no longer valid for women or for all people then you do not believe in choice. If you do not believe in choice, you cannot be a feminist.

In my personal experience, those feminists who claim to be “pro-life” are actually “pro-choice” they are just adamant about their own refusal to ever have an abortion, while still respecting the decision of other women to undergo the procedure. Remember the Daily Show’s Samantha Bee video at the RNC with all the use of the word decision to refer to Palin’s daughter’s “choice” to keep the baby. I think you get the point!

Choice is the main thing that separates feminists from non-feminists. Are you in or out?

(Considering starting a new sub-heading called Mad Minutes – for stuff that is short and easy to post/discuss but is currently getting me fired up! What do you think?)