“It’s a bit of an understatement that [X (Amanda Marcotte)] doesn’t exactly have the best record on race issues. The sort of feminist issues that you’ll see covered at Brownfemipower’s essentially never see the light of day at Pandagon, and she’s been called out more than a few times over the years for dismissing and silencing women of colour when they’ve called her out about offensive comments that she’s made.
“So, Brownfemipower makes a brilliant speech about immigrant abuses being a feminist issue at the WAM conference a few days ago, at which [X] was in attendance. Days later, [X] writes an Alternet article which is pretty clearly cribbed from it – surprise surprise, without due credit. Bravo.”
“It’s bad enough that [X] has a long history of ignoring or dismissing women of colour as a feminist ‘big blogger’, but resorting to stealing the stuff of others – the WoC bloggers who tackle this stuff day in and day out, no less, is an all new low. So I’d like to add my voice to that cry: just stop it. Give credit where credit is due.”
Stealing other people’s stuff is not cool, Burning Words, April 9, 2008
By the time this posts to the Hackenblog it will be old news, but I use this blog as a record for myself most of the time. So if you want current events, read Cursor.org.
So why did BrownFemmePower take her entire site down over this? Hmmmmm.
I think I’ll start reading Burning Words on a regular basis.
BrownFemiPower responds to…something.
Jesus, even I’m sick of this subject.
I guess I’m not sick of the subject.
There’s a saying in Hollywood Amanda might want to know about: Be nice to everyone on your way up because you’ll meet them again on your way down.
I wonder what Jesse and Pam S are thinking about this mess.