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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 Prog Rock Girl on May 27, 2011 at 8:07pm
It's rampant in India. "Fair and lovely" is a skin-lightening product (meanwhile, white people want to get tanned...)
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on May 21, 2011 at 10:20am

We're talking about things like race, gender, which I hope you are not including in assigning value to. Sexual orientation, well we already know you place higher value on "straight".

 

The values may or may not be accurate. People pick on fat people because they make assumptions due to their appearance: they must be unhealthy, never exercise, lazy. It is healthier to be overweight and exercise than be skinny and sedentary. I know some skinny people who can't swim across a pool. I swim 25 laps. There is also a matter of something called "internal fat" which surrounds the organs and is unhealthy but it doesn't show on the outside. And there are other bad health habits that don't show so much on the outside.

 

The only time I would assign values would be in emergency situations or when it comes to diminished quality of life.

Comment by Sean Murphy on April 15, 2011 at 7:03pm
"How dare you say that it is acceptable/ok?!! I think it is hateful of you."

Accepting something is hateful? Yeah, that sounds like a troll. Or a fundie. Or both.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on April 13, 2011 at 6:10pm
If Ayn Rand was all about the individual doing whatver the hell they wanted, and whatever the individual wanted was morally right, who is she to tell people it's wrong to be gay?
Comment by pixie on April 13, 2011 at 3:06pm

Tonya = Troll?

Comment by Prog Rock Girl on April 13, 2011 at 2:57pm

I will agree that it isn't a wonderful thing to weigh 500 pounds, to have trouble moving and other health problems, and there are few who are "proud" of being like this if any. But there is also such a thing as being overweight and still healthy. In fact it's healthier than yo-yo dieting, obsessing about weight and appearance, having eating disorders, and being thin but malnourished. If someone is overweight but can still live a basically normal and enjoyable life then they should do that instead of beating up on themselves and making themselves miserable. It's no loss for the army b/c I'd be a terrible candidate.

 

Define "natural" please. Occurs in nature? Exists in the universe? Homosexuality does those things. Or are you saying it is less natural because it doesn't "feel" natural to you? I think it's a lot more natural than messaging random people on the Internet about potential group sex, personally.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 13, 2011 at 2:44pm
Something either occurs in nature or it doesn't.  Homosexuality occurs in nature ... PERIOD.  It may be lesser in instances of occurrence than heterosexuality, but it is no less NATURAL.
Comment by Susan Stanko on April 13, 2011 at 2:15pm
Why is being gay "less natural?  Which fat people think that being fat is great?
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on March 23, 2011 at 8:04pm
Good for them...despite the attempts at "religious exemptions from gay rights" from certain countries
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on March 16, 2011 at 8:02pm
Yeah, I couldn't read the facebook thing...though I'm not sure I want to!
 

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