Please tell me that Angela is not her real name.
On "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"
@aphrabean Ms. Haze, specifically: what an impressive person.
GOD MILLENIALS WHY ARE YOU SO GREAT.
@themegnapkin Read the shit out of bell hooks herself! "Feminism is for Everybody." But also all her other stuff. Also Kimberle Crenshaw who literally invented intersectionality!
@WorldofSass I second every one of @peasofmind's points here, but I'd like to add that we can't forget the extremely long history of (mostly white) feminists referring to the criticisms of other women (all too frequently women of color) as "divisive." Also, like, look at the assigning of aggressiveness to the critical analysis of a black woman: this language does not occur in a vacuum and it has a long, ugly history.
I'm not trying to contribute to a pile-on in any way, but I think it might be good to take a step back and acknowledge the history here, acknowledge how CONSISTENT the criticism and the motivations assigned towards women of color who point out issues with mainstream feminism. (And while I personally agree with hooks "faux-feminism" point, Sandburg is nothing if not mainstream.)
On "The cost for each attendee: $4000. And that was after Tracy’s fiancé paid one night for everyone at the W hotel"
@j-i-a For the record, Jia, I did not think that was racist at all, and I think you were right on point on the type/amount of privilege involved in those kinds of outings. Though I do like to imagine they went with old-timey prohibition gangsters, or like Soprano/my dad-style track suits and thinning hair.
@cabber Have you ever tried making homemade pasta? I cannot anymore b/c of gluten but it's actually pretty easy if time consuming, and the payoff is incredible. Also there are a million youtube videos of Italian grandmothers hand-forming pasta and they are a joy to watch.
@Blushingflwr Eesh. Similar history and I responded with "Why would you tell me this." He never texted me similar sentiments again, but we are not actually friends anymore. You sound better at setting boundaries in a kind way than I am.