Jonathan Mann - Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby Dissent (Song A Day #2007)
Alchemy is the “science” of turning regular metals into gold. When I talk aboutdigital alchemy I am thinking of the ways that women of color in particular transform everyday digital media into valuable social justice media magic. We turn scraps into something precious. Like chitterlings, the discarded pig intestines of the internet can be reworked into a delicacy. As Dr. Tricia Rose notes however, there can be unintended and long term health effects from making a way out of no way. People can assume that leftovers are enough and abandon efforts to make sure everyone gets their fair share. It is the delicate balance of making do and pushing for more that informs my thinking on women of color’s transformative digital media magic….
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So, Twitter is outpouring with discussions about a white cis man’s mental health issues and whether current depictions of his behavior are ableist or not. They might be ableist, I wouldn’t know because I haven’t been following the way his mental health diagnosis or its manifestations are currently…
More good news this week: Young Lakota took home two awards last weekend at Cine Las Americas Festival in Austin! The Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Audience Award for Documentary Feature! Let’s keep the momentum going! http://cinelasamericas.org/
This is Retaeh Parsons, and we failed her. She was 17 and on Sunday her family took her off life support 4 days after she hanged herself. A little over a year earlier, she’d been raped by 4 boys and pictures of the assault spread across the internet. She endured blaming, shaming, and bullying from her peers while police refused to press charges against her rapist. Now her family is demanding an independent investigation into police conduct in the case: https://www.change.org/Rehtaeh This won’t bring her back. This won’t end sexual violence as a whole. But we have to start somewhere. We have to make a better world. For Retaeh, for Jane Doe, for every known and unknown casualty of our sick rape culture.
Rehtaeh Parsons hanged herself in her bathroom four days before that, because Rehtaeah Parsons was gang-raped by four boys a year ago.
They took pictures.
It took weeks for the police to even talk to them.
The atrocity they…