Hand of Ananke

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Posts tagged "privilege"

A Simple Analogy, But I Think It Works


The last month or so the “T” word has been on the internet quite a bit lately. I minor storm erupted over drag performer RuPaul’s use of it as part of their show. Dan Savage created an uproar of his own when a 17-year-old challenged his open use of it during a discussion regarding the reclamation of slurs. I am far less disturbed by his use of it than I am his, and his co-panelists, reactions…

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Bloodied and Bruised and Better For It


Been away a bit. The universe hands us our challenges and some times we are better at coping with them than others. I have not been very good at it lately. I have not been horrible about it, mind you, but stress, and depression, and so much more (really, why do we have wisdom teeth?) have kept me from living up to my potential lately. Once in a while we need to really get dragged through the mud…

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Of all stripes. Be you racists, homophobes, transphobes or sexists. I just want you to know; it will be all right. You don’t have to be afraid.
You see, as the world changes and your ideas are gradually exposed for the anachronistic and hurtful devices they are as systems of oppression break down all around you and you no longer have that privilege you rely so much on, and as we all find our…

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