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I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

[Original publication date: Dec. 2, 2013]

When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Read More I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

White Savior Feminism and the One Billion Rising Movement

I write this article with caution and ask for open-mindedness on the topic. Although I am not a Indigenous woman, I am confident in aligning myself as an ally with Indigenous women and feminists. When thinking of the worldwide movement of One Billion Rising and its unfortunate overshadowing of the Global Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, it pains me to see the erasure of Indigenous women’s issues. Read More White Savior Feminism and the One Billion Rising Movement

I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

When, a few days ago, metal band Mastodon released their “controversial” Thanksgiving T-shirt that got them a lot of well-earned accusations of racism, I wondered how controversial it actually is at this moment in time to do what they did? Read More I’m Not a Turkey Dinner: On the Commodification & Consumption of Indigenous Women’s Bodies

Unpacking Feminism’s Backpack

As a note, I will be using “we” in this essay. It’s difficult because “we” is not easily defined and I am not an authority. “We” will always be more complex than words can cover. “We” always lacks in various representation and “we” does not always cover “we.” I will use it in reference to mainstream feminism, “we” as those who align ourselves with that cause. ‘Cause “we” needs some work. Read More Unpacking Feminism’s Backpack