Friday, June 6, 2008

Link Love Friday

Hey everyone...It's Friday. The happiest day of the week.  All you have to do is make until 5 pm, and your time is your own. I decided that the best way to image celebrate the end of 40 hours of exploited labor is share a little love.  On that note I am providing a list of some posts that I read this week that caught my attention.  Feel free to leave your links behind in the comment section...Love should start with loving yourself...promote away, and check out the posts I listed.

Links Worth Reading 06/08

Workers World
Black activists from around the country participated in a “Black Left Unity Conference” held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Culture and History Center May 30-June 1 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The intergenerational gathering of activists came together
to continue the discussion on how to build an effective Black United Front

So the question becomes–what type of institutional misogyny are you talking about when you say “those of us who care about institutional misogyny”?
The answer to that question–the answer that far too many women of color understand in our bones–is why some women of color find the sadness, the outrage, the hurt feelings over Clinton to be alienating and even insulting.

The Angry Black Woman
A woman named Rachel Moss put a post on Something Awful mocking attendees not because of their politics or their feminism or their willingness to come to Wisconsin, but because they were too fat, too white, too male, or too black for her taste.

The merchants of misogyny and the supporters of the Regime of Bullets, Booty, and Bling are willing to fight for the hearts and minds of out children, but apparently they don't have to because society in general rolls over and plays dead while the walk straight to the bank on the backs of your children.

The Curvature
As someone who was left in the dark, didn’t know jack shit about sex and had that lack of knowledge exploited by a sexually violent boyfriend, I’m personally failing to see the downside here…Healthy relationships do not just happen. They require effort. Healthy relationships, whether between friends, romantic partners, or family members, promote positive, healthy behaviors. They are built on trust and are founded on common goals and interests. They encourage and enable both people to grow and progress.

Yes, you read that right: Women should be “informed” that the Pill kills nine-day-old babies. Which is a little confusing, until you realize that anti-choicers apparently track your age from what time your daddy’s sperm fertilized your mama’s egg. (The fact that the Pill is totally incapable of killing such a fertilized egg is apparently even further beside the point).

Something which many people may not realize is that, not too long ago, there was no legal or even social category of 'spousal rape.' When a woman married a man, she essentially consented to sex whenever he wanted it — and if he forced her, it wasn't "real" rape like it might be if they weren't married. It's important to understand that this was an integral part of the "traditional" conception of marriage: men were in charge and women were subservient in all matters, including sexual matters that involved their own bodies.


Anonymous said...

Why is your labor exploited?

Renee said...

Politically I am a marxist and therefore I believe that since I do not own the means of production I am an exploited worker as is every proletariat working within a capitalist system of exchange. I can go on further but if you are really interested I suggest reading the communist really outlines this very well.

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