“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. Guard your honor.  Let your reputation fall where it may.” (Lois McMaster Bujold)

“You can’t win them all, but you can make damned sure that when you lose your principles are out front and everybody knows where you stand. That is very helpful down the road when you try to make a case for your policies. Trying to ‘make the best of it’ or paper over the differences or (worst of all) adopting the other side’s position as your own and saying the policy is actually a good one, will come back to bite you hard.” (Digby)

“…if people are window-shopping at the store of civil liberties, you don’t denounce them and say ‘why don’t you care about these other issues?’ – you invite them inside and make a sale on a broader range of concerns, from Guantanamo Bay abuses to the need to prosecute torturers.” (Robert Cruickshank)

Recent Posts — come window-shop with me!

Kyriarchy 101

Melissa McEwan of Shakesville: The Terrible Bargain We Have Regretfully Struck – this is about being a feminist around men whom you like.

A Feminist Lexicon.

Ilyka Damen: Occasionally Conversations with my Man Are Instructive – on how uncomfortable men sometimes get while reading feminism.

Teh Portly Dyke: How to Fuck Up – “Since it’s likely that you’re going to fuck up, in some way, at some time, why not do it with grace and aplomb?”

Feminist Philosophers: Word of the Day: Kyriarchy.

Illvox: Intersectionality 101.

Pandagon: Just follow the money to learn about racist lynchings in the United States.

More of the same

Resist Racism: Racism 101.

Tiny Cat Pants: Remedial Feminism.

Geek Feminism: Feminism 101.

Pandagon: Study shows that egg preceded chicken. That assertiveness is rewarded in men and punished in women partially accounts for the wage gap.

Shakesville: Feminism 101.

The Fat Nutritionist: The Rules of Nutrition.

Kate Harding lays out ten principles that underlie pretty much everything she writes about fat and health.

More dots than can possibly be connected.