Sometimes, you stumble upon a post in social media, and for a moment, you’re completely dumbfounded. You need to take a breath and let whatever it is that just caught your attention slither its way into your psyche.
None of these articles are April Fool’s pranks.*
After gender studies writer Hugo Schywzer “quit” the Internet and had a mental breakdown (on which I believe everything that has to be said has been said on various media outlets), Blogger Mikki Kendall started the Twitter hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen. It has opened up a long-overdue discussion on the inherent racism in mainstream feminism. Jezebel (former home of Schwyzer’s column) posted about it, apparently oblivious to the fact that their role in pushing Schwyzer’s agenda and silencing or banning commenters (particularly women of color) who criticized him and their decision to publish his work had led to this in the first place. Read More Solidarity is For White Women? My Opinion
The ladyblogosphere was shaken to its, well, its something, by Hugo Schwyzer’s announcement that he was quitting the internet.
The ladyblogosphere is very small. You’re always running into each other at twitter parties and leaning to your friend going, “I can’t believe they showed their face here!” Let’s see who came to the party this week, shall we?
Hugo Schwyzer – “Author, Speaker, Professor, Shattering Gender Myths” – was a villain to me. And when I started this article, it was my intent to show this. Read More Deconstructing Hugo