December 1, 2015

Yogagate: The Downward Dogwhistle Story

Takeaway: White people around the world make fun of the idea of cultural appropriation in yoga. They do it with arguments that ignore South Asian voices. In the process, they obscure the issues with which cultural appropriation intersects: examinations of white middle-class privilege, structural racism in yoga and meditation spaces, cultural inequality, accessibility issues, and the creation of safer space.
October 27, 2015

It Makes Sense that We’d Sexually Objectify Justin Trudeau, for Just a Little While

Perhaps Trudeau's hotness is scrambling the male gaze amongst women and men and everyone else. He can be looked at, and it seems he can see you. His soft eyes can't cut into you like Harper's. You can gaze at him and actually wonder what deep feelings he's feeling. What does he feel about you? It can feel good to just admit that you wanna tap that energy, or be caressed by it, or hang out with it in the sauna at Davos. Way better than the reflex fear of a powerful man who's there to fuck you over, because that's how it’s always been.