“Itâ€™s a bit of an understatement that [X (Amanda Marcotte)] doesnâ€™t exactly have the best record on race issues. The sort of feminist issues that youâ€™ll see covered at Brownfemipowerâ€™s essentially never see the light of day at Pandagon, and sheâ€™s been called out more than a few times over the years for dismissing and silencing women of colour when theyâ€™ve called her out about offensive comments that sheâ€™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.”
“Itâ€™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 Iâ€™d like to add my voice to that cry: just stop it. Give credit where credit is due.”
Stealing other peopleâ€™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.