The [completely optional] theme for the 3rd Asian Women Blog Carnival is:
Intersections between Culture and Sexism
For many of us, "white feminism" tends to be our introduction towards recognizing sexism, racism, and other kinds of -isms that are relevant to our lives. But because we come from varying cultures, what others may call sexism, we call a cultural trait (the hijab is a prime example). Occasionally, we may have encountered sexism in our own cultures, but we never thought about it that way until after coming into contact with other cultures.
Here are some questions you may want to tackle for this carnival:
- How does sexism manifest in your cultural context?
- Do you find resistance from peers towards naming an incident sexist due to cultural factors?
- What do you think of the notion some non-Asian feminists have that imply you might be too immersed in your own culture to recognize sexism?
- From your own cultural perspective, do you think sometimes, North American mainstream (white) feminists are so immersed in their own culture they don't recognize the sexist overtones in NA culture?
- How do you think your own culture has affected your experiences and views on sexism?
- Have you encountered sexism from people on account of your race and/or culture? (Which may or may not be influenced by racism)
Cultural comparisons and critiques, from East and West, are very welcome. Don't think that your submission should be limited only to the above questions. You may have considered a question I haven't. Or you could write about something else entirely.
I also would like to state that anyone who identifies as an Asian woman is welcome to submit. This space is trans-friendly. Allies of Asian women (including but not limited to Asian men) are also welcome to submit, so long as submissions are within the context of Asian women.
Contributions do not have to be limited to essays or anything academic - personal anecdata, re-myths, fiction, any form of non-fiction prose, and poetry are also welcome!
The deadline for submissions is Saturday, August 15 (with a grace period of 24 hours afterwards). Just post a URL here, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have at it, ladies!
Also, hosts are still needed for future carnivals! Get in touch with ciderpress if you're interested! ^^