Editor: Yasco Horsman
Book Series: Thamyris / Intersecting: Place, Sex, and ‘Race’
Publisher: Rodopi (Amsterdam / New York)
Series Editor: Ernst van Alphen
Deadline for Proposals: July 1, 2007
“Thamyris / Intersecting,” a book series on place, sex and ‘race’ seeks contributions to an upcoming volume on heterosexuality.
Heterosexuality has long been considered the norm, the unmarked category from which all ‘perversions’ deviate – in short, something that is in itself not in need of an explanation. With the emergence of queer theory in the 1990’s, and its insistence on the constructed and flux nature of all sexual identities, straightness itself was shown to be neither as monolithic nor as stable as had once been assumed. This opened the doors for a project that Calvin Thomas has recently dubbed ‘straight queer theory,’ a rigorous analysis of the cultural and social construction of heterosexuality that refuses to take sexual identity as fixed.
Radical Cheerleading is often a part of workshops and performances at Ladyfests across the world and we were hoping for some help through your vast networks to get the word out about our project to document the last 10 years of Radical Cheerleading. Could you please post the following information on your myspace and/or pass the “call for submissions for the Radical Cheerleading Anthology” on to all those that you may think would be interested. Our first deadline for submissions is June 1st and is approaching fast.
If you have any suggestions on how to get more publicity and involvement in our book through feminist networks we would most appreciate your advice. look fwd to your response.
thanks so much.
cheers, brackin firecracker, jeanne vaccaro, aimee and cara jennings
please fwd/ post the following:
- Women’s Rights Activist Suspended from Afghan Parliament (5/22/2007)
Women’s rights activist and lawmaker Malalai Joya, a 29-year-old from the Farah province, was suspended from the Afghan Parliament yesterday after she described the Parliament as a barn full of animals…
- Iranian-American Scholar Charged with Revolutionary Conspiracy (5/22/2007)
Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari was charged yesterday with conspiring to overthrow Iran’s government after being imprisoned two weeks ago when she tried to return to the US from Iran…
- Renewed Efforts to Implement One-Child Policy Spark Protests in Rural China (5/21/2007)
Villagers in southwestern China have been protesting and rioting over the past four days in reaction to a recent crackdown on violators of China’s so-called one-child policy…
- New Report Ranks Best and Worst Countries for Mothers and Children (5/11/2007)
In its annual “Mother’s Day Report Card,” Save the Children this week released a ranking of the best and worst countries for mothers and children…
[Romania is 38th out of 41 countries in its group ahead of only Albania, Macedonia and Moldova]
Amnesty International Increases Support for Abortion Rights (5/11/2007)
Amnesty International — a human rights group that had previously remained mostly neutral on abortion — has released a new policy on sexual and reproductive rights that increases the organization’s support for abortion rights…
- Women Primarily Contract HIV from Their Husbands, Study Finds (5/10/2007)
Worldwide, marital sex is the leading cause of HIV infection in women, according to a new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health…
- Irish Teen Wins Right to Travel to England for Abortion (5/10/2007)
Ireland’s High Court ruled yesterday that a pregnant teen carrying a fatally deformed fetus can travel outside the country to obtain an abortion, after the motion was previously defeated by the lower and middle courts…
A group of women wearing white dresses splashed in fake blood, proclaiming themselves Miss Juarez, Miss Atenco and Miss Michoacan in reference to places in Mexico where women have been raped or killed protest beside the stage where the Miss Universe’s native dress fashion show was held in Mexico City, Sunday, May 20, 2007.
de fapt, n-a catadicsit sa-si ceara scuze deloc:
„Nu-mi place cand sunt jignit gratuit si uneori izbucnesc. Si nu imi place cand se intra in intimitatea vietii mele. Ca, de exemplu, sa profiti de o discutie pe care o ai cu sotia, in masina, dupa care, ca pe vremea Securitatii, sa fii judecat pentru ce ai gandit nepublic sau pentru o apreciere nepublica”.
minunat. victima si cel jignit in toata povestea e basescu. apelativele de genul “mai, pasarica” pentru o femeie sint doar “izbucniri” firesti in fata unor “jigniri gratuite” ale jurnalistelor care, ca niste “tiganci imputite si agresive”, il filmeaza cind n-are chef. cit despre folosirea “aprecierilor” de genul “tiganca imputita si agresiva”, asta este prerogativul oricarui cetatean in conversatii private cu sotia. iar, pentru basescu, critica publica a atitudinilor sexiste si rasiste, cind ele au fost “nepublice”, e “ca pe vremea securitatii” – o incalcare de drepturi.
eu banuiesc ca basescu confunda “oficial” cu “public” dinadins, ca sa para cit de cit logic cind spune “ca pe vremea securitatii”.
toata reactia/anti-cererea-de-iertare imi suna ca o versiune neironica a parodiei sexiste/rasiste cu “ziua barbatului alb” pe care o asteptam.
23 mai – Decizia CNCD: sexismul e ok (7 voturi pro si 2 contra), iar rasismul nu e complet ok (pedepesindu-se, din cite inteleg, cu un fel de incruntare din partea membrilor cncd). bine ca exista cncd sa lamureasca treburile astea si sa faca dreptate! nu stiu de ce nu ma surprinde decizia.
biblio for workshop:
- Wikipedia vs. Women (AlterNet)
- feminist history, wikipedia @badgerbag (Wikipedia Talk page on “Women’s rights”)
- “Ladies, Wikipedia is Ours” and “Pedia Again” @Burningbird
- commentary on “Ladies…”: “The Politics of Knowledge Production (or, How Wikipedia Landed in Hot Water)” @BlogHer and “Wikipedia Needs Women” @Workbench
- “tell me another one” and “m. speaks” @scribble pad. (update on “man”/”woman” on Wikipedia: “terms of it all” @Death Ends Fun)
- “Equality, gender, and speech in open communities” @Re-public
- “‘Madame Wikipedia’ runs web giant from village HQ” (AFP article)
- “I, Editor – The Wikipedia Experiment” (CBC News article)