Author Archives: Lauren Wheeler

“Bow to the woman,” or Revisiting the racism of white feminism.

I’ve been told that my post yesterday quoting from writings and speeches by Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was “a cheap shot” and “ineffectual.” Apparently there are no connections to be made between the political stances of the leaders … Continue reading

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Those who forget history will be doomed to repeat it.

All quotes below pulled from Women, Race & Class by Angela Y. Davis…. Frederick Douglass, in an article titled “The Rights of Women” published in his abolitionist newspaper North Star, July 1848: In respect to political rights, we hold woman … Continue reading

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Ain’t I a woman?

There’s a lot I have to say about what came up in yesterday’s post. Those who asked for a longer essay might get it, when I have more time, which may be when I’m dead. But I think I should … Continue reading

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Owning it.

Being in a social scene that is as given to performance and costuming and general, unadulterated dumb as mine sometimes provides reminders of just how limiting being black and female can be when it comes to performance. When certain mainstream … Continue reading

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Not what I imagined.

Erica Jong concludes that “we’re” stealing Jewish men because they’ve been circumcised: Ever wonder why Jewish boys are so fucked up about sex? Ever wonder why they fall for mile-high models from Slovenia who wear those big cold crosses? Ever … Continue reading

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I’ll say it once, and I won’t say it again.

I won’t mock Clinton for getting choked up on camera. But as for the “MLK was great, but we wouldn’t have had the Civil Rights Act passed if it weren’t for LBJ” bit…. Are you fucking kidding me? And then … Continue reading

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When hands turn to fists. (written 6/23/2006)

Exhausted but awake. Hi, insomnia! Thinking about how a lot of what’s been discussed in my journal and elsewhere this week about bisexuality (particularly as it pertains to women) and how it has a lot to do with gender and … Continue reading

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catchin' up with depeche mode (written 12/13/2003)

actually, no. i’m not listening to it. but i am thinking of catchin’ up, since i’ve largely been silent for the last week or so. but i have been writing. on BART, a lot. i’ll post some fragments of what’s … Continue reading

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Two for the show.

I anticipate all kinds of fun shenanigans as I migrate miscellaneous rantings and writings from LiveJournal. Aside from the age of some of the writing (I capitalize the first words of sentences now!), my life simply is not the same … Continue reading

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