Friday, March 25, 2011

Links of Note

First off, Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has made feminist news headlines by explaining to men that they should stop fighting with women because a) the issues that matter to women don't actually matter b) men are superior to women anyway, and c) men should deal with women the way they deal with the mentally ill and will children. When readers called him out for insulting any number of civil rights groups, he removed the post. Fortunately, you can access the text here.

Next up, Womanist Musings critiques the role that whiteness plays in "individual" hate crimes. I'm half-tempted to agree with everything she says - until she suggests that to claim that white people are individuals is to necessarily ignore individuality in people of color. We all have prejudices, and we all make assumptions based on race, and there are plenty of white people who think that violent white people are exceptions while violent people of color are representative of their race. But not all white people say those things. Just like not all black people assume all white people say those things. I love Womanist Musings, but sometimes that blog makes me want to throw my hands up in the air. Then again, the WM writers would probably feel the same if they read NAW.

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