On confronting privilege

No one said confronting the establishment would be easy, painless and free of hurdles and attempts at erasures. While I’m aware of this, I’m still dismayed, disappointed and angered by the wall of privilege, denial and diversionary tactics I encounter whenever I confront a system set up to benefit straight, cisgendered white men. I recently had a conversation […]

What we can learn from the Strauss-Kahn case

Many activists, bloggers, feminists, womanists and those in between pretty much knew the chambermaid’s case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn was tough to prove from the start. There was no concrete physical evidence; he was the powerful leader of the International Monetary Fund; she was a working class mother trying to make ends meet. The case drew […]