Politics

We need to talk about Karen.

Karen is the stigma, not of the woman, or even the white woman but the wrong voting white woman. Burdening the term “karen” with distasteful connotations, makes her not just the person nobody wants to be, but a target of legitimate harassment and violence.

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The Criminals, Sluts, lunatics and Bastards I call my Mothers.

I have been reading Ruby Hamad’s theories that white women are complicit it in colonisation[i].  It didn’t bother me at first because what is colonisation but living in a colony and making a life and sure, white women did that. The title of the article was “White women were colonisers too. To move forward, we…

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White and other made up peoples.

If we can’t agree on the language we use in a debate, it becomes what my Chinese bookkeeper use to call a “chicken and duck conversation”. We are currently having a “chicken and duck conversation” about race in our society.  We think we are talking about race, but the mainstreaming of a radical form of…

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Powerful Women Abandon Child Protection

In the great gender debate, it is probably unquestionable that women are better communicators, more compassionate and are generally more empathetic. The very existence of Oprah and her massive success and wealth testifies to this.  She is a woman that has built an empire on listening to people, really hearing their story. By doing so…

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The Feminists have Left the Building

Hi, My name is Edie. That’s pronounce ee-dee. Short for Edith (my grandmothers name). My mother made the unusual decision to put the shortened version on my birth certificate.  Hence, I am called Eddie by pretty much everyone who reads my name. But women in my family don’t generally follow the script. I am starting…

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