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Rick Keir

thanks for the pointer to the online version of "The Tyranny of Structurelessness". Someone, long forgotten in the past 10-20 years or so, gave me a paper copy to read as a way of understanding part of my workplace; you do not have to live in a radical feminist anarchist co-op to benefit from reading this and thinking about when/where you've seen this.

I'd say something more profound, but it's 12:30 in my timezone and my bedroom is still 88 degrees, so I'm going to collapse now and try and sleep instead.

Also, thanks in general - I always get something out of my visits to your blog: sometimes a good laugh, sometimes something more serious.

JM

wow. no one has ever used "pithy" in my general direction. "pretentious and pedantic," sure, but never "pithy." Outstanding!

Susan Kitchens

put another dot in between:
multidimensional [dot] me [dot] uk
and you'll get better linkage through to Koan's site.

badgerbag

You're welcome and thanks, Rick! I didn't know you were there!

I found a good starting point for thinking about privilege and defensiveness at Granny Gets a Vibrator. (And Liz aka Granny, I hope that lung thing gets ZAPPED asap. That sucks.)

About understanding (understandable) anger and (perceived or real) incoherence in response to privilege, I need to find some good links but I know they're out there, maybe in this very blog.

Koan Bremner

Liz, your comment took, so don't panic there! ;-) I will reply to it there, too, but for the record here - you know what, *I* was angry when I wrote that post. In the cold light of dawn (and it is just past seven a.m. here, on a clear, cold but beautiful Scottish morning) I would rather have said "should think twice before criticising" rather than "should refrain from sniping and criticising". Justified criticism (constructive, maybe even destructive) is good - but taking proactive action to solve a problem before or during is better.

Were mistakes made at BlogHer? Probably. Was some of the criticism levelled at it by Sour Duck and others justified? Probably. Were there warning signs that some of those "problems" might happen (e.g. the absence of a lesbian-specific session, since that seems to have vexed some people)? Yes. Did *anybody* do anything about such visible problems beforehand? No. *Nobody* suggested a lesbian-specific Room Of Your Own session, on the site, or by email (I know this, because I've asked). And once the conference started, did anybody take such action? I think the fact that *nobody* asked for a lesbian-specific Birds of a Feather (that I have been told) speaks volumes - to me, at least.

For not pointing out the gaps on the schedule when it was announced, I'm as guilty as anybody else. But, since I never expected to be able to get to the conference this year (all this surgery ain't cheap) - and because I do not claim to speak for any grouping other than myself - I, personally, did not think it was appropriate for me to attempt to shape or steer a conference I could not be involved in.

And my beef with Sour Duck? That this isn't the first time that she's been quick to criticise afterwards, but not apparently prepared to do something to help solve the problem at the time. Maybe it's wrong of me to expect that the first reaction, on seeing a problem that one can help to solve, is to attempt to solve it, rather than saving it up for a spot of whingeing link-bait. Hence my suggestion that people 'fess up to what they did to solve the problems as they became aware of them.

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