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Kyriarchy are the structures of domination working together as a network - not just one group dominating another. Its branches include but are not limited to racism, sexism, cissexism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism.

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Gender, prejudice, aggression, evolution

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by The Nerd Jan 25, 2012. 1 Reply

MicroAggressions

The Microaggressions Project in solidarity with #Baltimore,...



The Microaggressions Project in solidarity with #Baltimore, #Ferguson, and #BlackLivesMatter. As we always say here, the micro only matters because of the macro systems of injustice. 

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I hate St. Patrick’s Day because of a bad experience I had at about 11 or 12. I was coming...

I hate St. Patrick’s Day because of a bad experience I had at about 11 or 12. I was coming back from a concert a few cities over along with my mom and some friends and Ikea was on our way so we stopped because we didn’t have one near us at the time. It was the 17th and i was not wearing green. All through the busy store random people, primarily adults, kept randomly pinching me. I was well-developed at that age but uncomfortable in my body and it made me feel harassed and unsafe. I believe I actually started crying! Why does it being St. Patty’s Day make it okay to come up and touch stranger’s children?! Plus, half the people I’ve told about this didn’t get why I was upset.

"I don’t get why you’re excluding me like this. I’m Jewish; I know oppression."

“I don’t get why you’re excluding me like this. I’m Jewish; I know oppression.”

- A peer to me (a black male) in the midst of a discussion on discrimination and privilege. He is a white male, the son of two doctors, who went to boarding school and is attending an Ivy League university. I was raised by a waitress mother in the inner city and am attending community college.

"Don’t you think your reaction was offensive to others as well?"

“Don’t you think your reaction was offensive to others as well?”

- White teacher to a black student who was offended that another student described a neighborhood as “ghetto.”

Opera auditions notice sent to my black arts themed group: Lyla (light soprano)Tara (mezzo...

Opera auditions notice sent to my black arts themed group:

Lyla (light soprano)
Tara (mezzo soprano)
Jenna (mezzo with a belt up to F)
Nurse/Bailiff (West-Indian or African American mezzo)

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Comment by Susan Stanko on July 5, 2011 at 6:28pm
I have an account with them for comments.
Comment by Susan Stanko on June 17, 2011 at 11:14am
I can assure you John that somebody somewhere will call you a woman-blaming misogynist.  Usually, by people who have no clue what misogyny actually is.
Comment by Ian Mason on June 16, 2011 at 12:17pm

Younger children have often copied what they think older children do. There are enough horror stories in the media about eating disorders to stimulate copy-cat behaviour.

 

The more stable lifestyle suggested may help in combating the development of more serious problems for many, in the spirit of "a stitch in time saves nine", mostly because parents get more involved in their childrens' well-being thus helping them to a reasonable sense of self-worth.

 

Does any of that make sense to you? I'm not playing down the problem. My daughter had a brush with anorexia some years ago and it frightened the shit out of me. I just feel that careful, considered steps work better than a media panic.

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on June 10, 2011 at 8:48am
I'm gonna go with the dictionary. I see the point about institutionalization, but for individual people this is kind of abstract. It doesn't make any difference in the example of a white kid getting bullied by minorities, because bullying is just as harmful regardless of race. Worse, I could see the bullies thinking the "I can't be racist" idea gives them a free pass.
Comment by Ian Mason on June 10, 2011 at 7:20am

Oxford dictionary: Racist: 1) The belief that each race has certain qualities or abilities, giving rise to the belief that certain races are better than others. 2) discrimination or hostility towards other races.

"Race is a cultural concept, not a scientific one". Gil Grissom.

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on June 9, 2011 at 9:38pm
What happened to the posting on the wall about how minorities are not capable of racism? I thought that would be a good discussion.
Comment by Loren Miller on May 29, 2011 at 5:02am
Because social change needs to overcome social inertia.  Not much different from physical inertia in that regard!
Comment by Ian Mason on May 29, 2011 at 2:27am
Social evolution takes time.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on May 28, 2011 at 3:12pm
That's a little outdated now that there are few factory jobs and the masses are unemployed.
Comment by Ian Mason on May 28, 2011 at 1:54pm
Skin shades are based on economic structure: in agrarian societies where "the masses" work in the sun, being pale is a sign of wealth. In Western societies where the majority work in factories and offices, often working shift-work, having a tan is a sign of wealth. The expression "blue-blooded" comes from being pale enough that the veins could be seen through the skin.

Just a matter of applying basic Marxism.
 

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