DEAR LORD. I have relatives who are super into that "don't want to deal with your negativity" thing, so I fear it may have spread up the entire West Coast at this point in time. My burgeoning love for the Midwest really bloomed the day I realized that 1) no one has ever, ever asked to adjust my chi (OR WORSE TRIED WITHOUT ASKING), and 2) no one has ever talked about their own or anyone else's energy or levels of spiritual evolution. Sometimes I'm sad b/c I cannot find anyone to teach me to make my own tempeh, and also mountains are great and the snow sucks, but we all have to make trade offs.
Aside from my simmering and growing hatred for Californese, this story was extremely invigorating. Shaming people into decent citizenship! That is my favorite thing! As you can see, with this & the repeated failed tempeh attempts, I'm a real party.
@j-i-a Jia, I figured you would've checked but since it didn't say anything about that in the article I was worried. Thanks for responding!
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.