Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Ladyblogland delivered some amazing reads this week.

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The Limits of Social Justice Blogging

Alternate titles for this piece are: “Playing Nice in the Social Justice Sandbox,” “Social Justice Ain’t a Singular Concept, Folks,” “Mom! She’s Touching Me! Social Justice Blogging’s Elementary Playground,” and “Stop Being Such a Jackass.”

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Call for justice for Oksana Makar: Rape Victim in Ukraine

[Trigger warning for rape, horror, torture, corruption]

You know that feeling, when something absolutely, horrendously terrible happens, and there is nothing you can do?

And then you find out that nothing is being done, even by the people who can possibly serve justice?

And then you feel a need to get involved?

Get ready, because you’re about to feel it.

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On Accountability and Actions: Looking at the Death of Osama

“I watched as a nation drank deep from that very dark elixir of American nationalism”¦ the flip side of nationalism is always racism, it’s about self-exaltation and the denigration of the other. And it’s about forgetting that terrorism is a tactic. You can’t make war on terror.” ““ Chris Hedges Read More On Accountability and Actions: Looking at the Death of Osama