On gossip and oppression: Q & A


Q: Is gossip be a form of oppression?

A: I am a bit weary of the idea that gossip, often associated with women, is something we should be criticized for. I think gossip can actually be a tool to fight oppression for many women.

Reminds me of an article I had read:
“At best, at most revolutionary, we can understand gossip as weaponized intimacy — as the power of marginalized communities to build guerilla information networks to keep ourselves and each other safe. In order to do this, we need to help each other discard forms of talking and thinking that blame each other and ourselves for our oppression, so that we may together have more space to thrive and grow.”


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