Archive for December, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

If you’re looking for a laugh this holiday, check out Africans for Norway.

by × December 25, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
Cibu responds to concerns about “Asian-inspired” beauty products

Cibu responds to concerns about “Asian-inspired” beauty products

Most companies probably wouldn’t have engaged in any kind of discussion at all after receiving critical feedback. But Cibu has; I want to acknowledge them for taking this initial positive step.

by × December 22, 2012 × 8 comments
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Dear Cibu: Orientalist stereotypes aren’t cute

Racist, sexist stereotypes: neither harmless nor clever branding.

by × December 21, 2012 × 4 comments
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No Country (in Church) for Introverts

Discussing the hostility of the Church experience, as an introvert.

by × December 20, 2012 × 6 comments
Let’s talk about consent

Let’s talk about consent

GMP is a great example of how not to write about rape and how not to start a conversation about consent. But we do need to talk about sexual violence. How do we do that thoughtfully and productively?

by × December 18, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
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Who needs a Good Rapist Project?

The Good Men Project’s recent posts are a particularly horrific and exploitative example of a narrative that centers the perspective of perpetrators, and their supposed needs and feelings, in the name of “humanizing” them.

by × December 13, 2012 × 23 comments
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Boycott the Good Men Project

The editors at the ill-named Good Men Project (GMP) are apparently on a mission to rehabilitate the public image of male rapists and convince people that most of them are “nice guys” and “good dudes.”

by × December 13, 2012 × 26 comments
Psy, anti-American rhetoric, and acceptable Asian masculinity

Psy, anti-American rhetoric, and acceptable Asian masculinity

The internet has caught the vapors over Psy’s “anti-US past.” Here’s why this reaction has more to do with American exceptionalism and racist ideas about Asian masculinity than it does with principled opposition to rhetorical violence.

by × December 7, 2012 × 1 comment