Some comments on New Age Appropriation, particularly about Yoga.
Also a bit on appropriation and yoga, and also about copyright, this is not a post about yoga!, by colorblue.
Awesome article by Lia Incognita at Peril, Fissures and friendships: how I became a woman of colour, on identity and identification.
In the Age, Absent faces, on the lack of representation of Asian women in Australian modelling.
A book review and a look at stereotypes up at Dove Grey Matter, Between worlds: the jilbab and being transgender in Indonesia (the book review is for Jangan lepas jilbabku! (Please do not remove my jilbab!)).
Nationalism and identity in a disaster, an interesting piece at the Drum, about how the use of nationalism erases a spirit of shared humanity.
A bit related to the yoga stuff, and a bit not: On White Women and Buddhism at Angry Asian Buddhist.
Brought together to discuss these questions are the brilliant minds of Grace Schireson, Christina Feldman, Lama Palden Drolma, Rita Gross, Lama Tsultrim Allione, and Joan Sutherland. These authors delve into the history of women bringing balance to the Buddhist community, current forward-moving trends and the outlines of a more equitable future for us all. But apart from these great women and their compelling discussion, I found something missing.Sexuality stuff
Ardhra has a post filled with links about resources for LGBTQ people from non-white/non-Western cultures. It is a fantastic reference list and I recommend checking it out.
An analysis of Scar (from the Lion King) as queer, first by charlie danger and then more by srawr.
At Flat 7, Ana Australian comments on Gender and Urban Inequality, specifically on older single women as 'the new face of homelessness' in Australia.