Some Thoughts on Intimidation (GM 12)

Some Thoughts on Intimidation  Rus Ervin Funk  Feb 12, 2021     In a recent discussion group that I’m a part of, the topic of intimidation came up – specifically, white folx feeling intimated by black and brown men. To be clear, this is a white discussion group addressing racism and white supremacist culture, with the goal of…

Reflections on “Safety” (GM 9)

Reflections on “Safety”   Rus Ervin Funk  Jan 8, 2021   Gender matters.   A friend and colleague of mine (a black woman) recently recounted an experience where she challenged “whyte supremacist talk” during a meeting. She reported that the responses from white folx in the room defined her behavior as “aggressive” and the need for them (the white folx) to…

An Intro to “Gender Matters”

Why Gender Matters  Rus Ervin Funk  Gender matters!  The name of this blog series is meant to convey two different but inter-related themes:  a) that gender matters and b) that gender matters. What I mean by this is that with regards to just about any issue that we’re facing (and in every issue that I’ll be addressing here), gender matters. We’re not only going to…