Posts by Rebecca Williams

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Cockwomble. Closely related to "get in the sea".

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  • Speaker: My Story,

    Thank you Claudia. My face hurts holding in tears.

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  • Speaker: Misrepresenting Kiribati and…,

    _Washing my hands of PA_

    That was quick.

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  • Hard News: The positive option of Red Peak,

    My five year old son has taken a major interest in car branding recently. On a trip out to his grandmother's last weekend he was pointing out and naming the brand of every car he saw. This was intense as it was from one end of the southern motorway to the other. About half way along he said "Gee there are a lot of Toyotas!"

    Yes there are, son. Yes there are.

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  • Hard News: Meet me at Camera 2: White,

    @ moz rather than "quite liking" using privilege against itself, some would say it's the only way forward. Men speak up about sexism, whites about racism, able bodied about disabled. It's talking to people like you about what is wrong with our behavior and holding yourself and others to account. Glad to hear you recognize its value.

    @ sofie I am totally with you on your take on the bicycle with a tail wind bs bicycle with slashed tyres. But I also see that the softer version (tailwind) is so hard for people with privilege to get, the real version is beyond their grasping (or willingness to consider).

    Another way of talking about white privilege that might help people get it (which are usually the ones who are willing to get it) is that we are swimming in while privilege. It's like the air. And we've been swimming in it / breathing it our whole lives. So no blame for not recognizing it, but once you see it you can't unsee it. And if we're decent human beings? Surely we would try to do something about it?

    Mindfulness of my privilege is the very least I can do so there's little pride for me in saying that I'm mindful (and mindful that I have privileges that I've probably never even thought about). What frustrates me all the time is wanting to do something and not knowing what to do or how.

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  • Envirologue: Choose Wisely, Grasshopper:…,

    Tim! actual LOL

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  • Envirologue: Choose Wisely, Grasshopper:…,

    ("Word brother!" Was directed to Tom Hannah )

    *darned technology*

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  • Envirologue: Choose Wisely, Grasshopper:…,

    Word brother!

    It's not that simple. The whole philosophy of co-leadership (feminist, consensus-based, and honoring of the Treaty) negates the idea of a discussion on the election for a new co-leader without even mentioning the other (Maori, female) leader!

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  • Access: Here's to them,

    I need a "like" button 😊 thanks so much Russell.

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  • Up Front: Mind Your Language,

    LOL flip you melon farmer!!!! actual LOL.

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