Digital Colonialism

My mind has milled around the term “digital colonialism” and what it actually means for feminist and political discourse online. My visions of this term go beyond the simple social dynamics between little blogs and big blogs, jealousy and book deals, anti-essentialism and white normativity. The...

“An Act of Criminal International Misogyny”

Via Feminist Peace Network, The Nation recently published a blistering speech from former UN AIDS envoy (and current co-director of AIDS-Free World) Stephen Lewis that highlights the lackluster, indifferent international response to endemic rape and sexual violence against women in the Congo. A sample: I...

Quote of the Day: Imperial Ventriloquism

The basic reality in wars of occupation–see the history of colonialism–is that a country can never regain true sovereignty so long as the occupying army remains on the scene, able to impose its will by force of arms. That of course is Iraq’s situation, no matter what the White House says...