Hong Kong skyline with silhouette.
Antiracism

Privilege, self-censorship and moving towards acknowledging painful truths.

I listened to the fourth privilege ‘Fishbowl’ discussion on the experience of privilege or lack of privilege from a perspective of a person of colour. As a white person to listen into a conversation by and about people with colour this was a new experience.  The conversations I have and listen to are by white …

Intense blue sky with soft clouds and the moon.
Antiracism

Benevolent sexism and violent sexism – recognising how one supports the other.

During the call on Privilege I discuss in another post my attention was drawn to Peter Glick’s Research Symposium: Gender and Work  in which he discusses how Benevolent Sexism (BS) creates a double bind which is used to undermine women and justifies a backlash against feminism. An example of BS (yes, it makes me laugh too) is …

Women at a camp in a circle, some talk, others embrace.
Antiracism

“We’re all in the same boat, but we’re not on the same deck.”

I am aware of some of my privilege as a white, English speaking university educated woman. I have lived in Asia for most of the past ten years and am aware that my difference leads people to respond positively to me. If I want something I can usually get it, by elevating my language and …