Articles and Blog Posts

This section is for articles and blog posts. Like the other sections, just because I put something here doesn’t mean I agree with everything in the post necessarily or everything on that blog. It means I think it is worth reading. I put these into loose categories but many of them don’t easily fit into just one category. This section is a work in progress so feel free to send me suggestions. cannon_ball800@yahoo.com

Transphobia, Cissexism, and Transmisogyny

Not Your Mom’s Trans 101

http://tranarchism.com/2010/11/26/not-your-moms-trans-101/

What Transmisogyny Looks Like by Tobi Hill-Meyer

http://www.bilerico.com/2009/03/what_transmisogyny_looks_like.php

Does Ignoring Trans People Make Your Point Look Bigger? by Tobi Hill-Meyer

http://www.bilerico.com/2012/08/does_ignoring_trans_people_make_your_point_look_bi.php

Moving Toward Revolutionary gender politics by Carolyn (this one is somewhat dated but makes good points)

http://www.spunk.org/library/pubs/lr/sp001714/gender.html

Participating in Direct Actions: A Guide for Transgender People

http://srlp.org/files/DirectAction_Nov2011_FINAL-1.pdf

The F-Word bloggers’ position on transphobia and cissexism

http://www.thefword.org.uk/general/the_f-word_bloggers_position_o

Why Feminism Needs to be Trans-Inclusive, or The Bodily Consequences of Cisnormativity

http://bluestockingsmag.com/2013/02/07/why-feminism-needs-to-be-trans-inclusive-or-the-bodily-consequences-of-cisnormativity/

 

Ableism, Disability, Mental Health, Illness, and Accessibility

The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/wpress/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

The Chronic Pain PSA by Leak Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2013/07/the-chronic-pain-psa.html

How to Make Your Social Movement More Inclusive of Neurodiversity
https://murkygreenwaters.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/how-to-make-your-social-movement-more-inclusive-of-neurodiversity/

7 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Anxiety/Depression
http://www.bebraveandtalk.com/2015/02/12/7-ways-to-show-love-to-somene-with-anxietydepression/

CPTSD, Allostatic Load and Giving No Fucks (great article about how trauma effects mental, physical, and emotional health)
http://www.crazyherbalist.com/blog//cptsd-allostatic-load-and-giving-no-fucks

Wild Geese, Emotional Flashbacks & Mnemosyne

http://www.crazyherbalist.com/blog//wild-geese-emotional-flashbacks-mnemosyne

Creating Change is not exempt from casual ableism
http://www.autistichoya.com/2016/01/creating-change-ableism.html

Changing the Framework: Disability Justice How our communities can move beyond access to wholeness

http://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/changing-the-framework-disability-justice/

Communities of Care, Organizations for Liberation by Yashna Maya Padamsee

https://nayamaya.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/communities-of-care-organizations-for-liberation/

The Social Movement Left Out (The quote attributed to Emma Goldman is actually a Margaret Sanger quote. Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood and also a eugenicist)

http://www.soaw.org/resources/anti-opp-resources/112-abilities/828-the-social-movement-left-out

Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Realness Draft 1.5 by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html

3 Steps to organizing a fragrance free event
http://billierain.com/2011/05/01/3-steps-to-organizing-a-fragrance-free-event/

Ableist Word Profile: Retarded

http://disabledfeminists.com/2009/10/16/ableist-word-profile-retarded/

Ableist Word Profile: Crazy (to describe political viewpoints or positions)

http://disabledfeminists.com/2010/05/28/ableist-word-profile-crazy-to-describe-political-viewpoints-or-positions/

The Feminists with disabilities blog has a lot of great posts. These 2 are part of their series on ableist language. There are a lot of ableist terms in common everday usage including my own. I encourage temporarily ablebodied people to be conscious of their language as part of a holistic social justice practice. I’m not perfect and neither are you but we can get better right?

My Plight With the Illness by Amy Tan (her account of having Lyme Disease)

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/08/11/deconstructing-lyme-disease/my-plight-with-lyme-disease

 

People of color feminism

The Combahee River Collective Statement

http://circuitous.org/scraps/combahee.html

Disloyal to Feminism: Abuse of Survivors Within the Domestic Violence Shelter System by Emi Koyama (If you can please buy the zine version of this article from Emi.) http://eminism.org/readings/pdf-rdg/disloyal.pdf

 

Fatphobia, Sizeism, Fat-Positivity

I need Fat Acceptance because…

http://ineedfatacceptance.tumblr.com/

From One Skinny Girl To Others: A Few Words on Fat Phobia by Mia McKensie

http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2012/07/20121127from-one-skinny-girl-to-others-a-few-words-on-fat-phobia/

12 Good Fatty Archetypes

http://stacybias.net/2014/06/12-good-fatty-archetypes/

 

Racism & White Supremacy 

Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing by Andrea Smith*

https://loveharder.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/andrea-smith.pdf

Tongues: When Speaking the Coloniser’s Language Means Rejecting Your Own by Chithira Vijayakumar

http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2013/11/tongues/

 

Anger is legit!

The Uses of Anger by Audre Lorde

https://hampedia.org/images/e/e4/The_uses_of_anger.pdf

The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice Versus Good

http://www.socialjusticeleague.net/2012/04/the-revolution-will-not-be-polite-the-issue-of-nice-versus-good/

 

Allyship, Privilege, and Solidarity

4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege

http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2014/02/4-ways-push-back-privilege/

Ally-phobia: On the Trayvon Martin Ruling, White Feminism, and the Worst of Best Intentions (This one is controversial. I encourage other white people to read it, ponder it, and let it challenge them. Don’t assume I agree with everything in it just because I posted it.)

http://the-toast.net/2013/07/24/ally-phobia-the-worst-of-best-intentions/

 

Whorephobia and Sex Worker Solidarity

How to be an ally to sex workers

https://redlightchicago.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/how-to-be-an-ally-to-sex-workers/

Mandatory Reading List for Accomplices

http://www.strollpdx.org/mandatory-reading-list-for-accomplices/

 

MISC

The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman aka Joreen

http://www.jofreeman.com/joreen/tyranny.htm

*Andrea Smith lied about being Cherokee. She is actually a white woman. I don’t approve of people lying about their racial/ethnic background especially in order to profit off of the oppression of other people as Smith has done. Myself (a white woman) and many (but by no means all) native women have found some of her work valuable. So I’ve decided to leave up some of her work on this website until I read something similar or better on the same subjects by someone else. I won’t be recommending any of her new work. Please don’t buy her books, hire her for speaking gigs, etc. -9/2/15

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