Posts tagged justice
#FaithFeminisms and Radical Reclamation

When I declare that I am a Christian feminist, I am engaged in a radical act of reclamation. I am declaring myself both as an individual and as an uncompromising part of two different worlds. I am becoming who God made me to be and declaring that my faith is about justice, it is about grace, it is about love. I celebrate God’s love every time I declare who I am, in my fullness, in my created being. She is my guiding light.

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#BacktoBasics: What Is Feminism?

Feminism doesn’t care if you wear high heels or bright red lipstick or a bra. Feminism cares about your praxis – the ways in which you work for justice throughout your life, the ways in which you recognize the humanity of others, and the ways in which you allow yourself to take in and empathize with those stories.

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Plagiarism of Ideas: Why Giving Credit Where Credit is Due Matters for Social Justice

A truly radical approach to justice and to dismantling the oppressive power structure of the patriarchy is one that runs on proper attribution of ideas because who the ideas come from is just as important as what the ideas are. The exchange of ideas, via plagiarism of marginalized peoples’ work by their supposed allies, is a way of co-opting intellectual discussion and sublimating it into the patriarchal power structure.

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Lukewarm Politics: Rape Culture, Revolution, and RAINN

This tension here is evidence of the larger myopia in the way American politics works. In order to make a short term goal of funding, good press, and maybe bringing more people into the discussion, organizations, politicians, and players on the political scene often temper their views, pulling back or rejecting the views that require new frameworks and a re-engineering of our socially conditioned perspectives. Instead of dismantling the state, we try to work within it. We hide the views that may cause the more powerful among our readers to reject our activism.

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The World is Not a TV Show and You Are Not Olivia Benson: Amanda Marcotte's Warped Justice

What struck me most about Marcotte’s stance is her seemingly unwavering faith in the justice system – to the point where an example of the justice system NOT working by jailing a rape victim is evidence that we must have further faith in the system to convict rapists. It is using evidence of a screwed-up system to compel us to have faith in that system.

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