Here. This is a very cool idea, it’s something that’s new to Pakistan, and I know one of the editors and think she is amazing. I really hope Chay takes off.
You can read more on Muslimah Media Watch.
… And then I saw this on the “Dear White Feminists” blog whose sub-headline reads, appropriately, “Quit goddamn fucking up.”
I think my occipital lobe just broke.
Jonathan Swift this ain’t. The images are racist and both author and publisher ought to have realized that. I sincerely hope that they will engage people on this subject.
Holly has more.
Here’s the contact page for Seal Press. Tell them this is unacceptable. I know I will.
Seal Press has issued an apology.
Amanda’s comments on the Feministe thread are… to put it mildly… well, just look here:
If there’s a concern about how quickly I responded, I would like to point out that I was unaware until this morning of this latest dust-up that has a point to it. As I responded as soon as I knew, I can’t see that I could have done anything else.
Not even an “I’m sorry guys, a major f#ck-up has occurred.” Just dismissive language about a “latest dust-up” that does, egads, have “a point.”
Not cool. Not cool at all.