I agree that despite imperfect results, there has been progress. What I’m pushing back against is the way in which that progress is largely remembered — purely in terms of success and something that happened in the past, rather than “progress” that still requires attention and acknowledgement of its shortcomings.
Thanks for the thoughtful engagement! I’ll do my best to answer your questions.
If I’m reading this right (please let me know if I’m misinterpreting!) I think you’re saying that we’ve wrongly assumed that pro ultimate has directly increased visibility of ultimate. And there has been a lot…
Great question! I included this example from the women’s suffrage movement for a few reasons.
YES! Male ultimate players get applauded for saying something as simple as, “Women in ultimate deserve to be treated with respect.” And if they dare to speak up even in the SLIGHTEST, by saying something like, “Women deserve the same amount of opportunities in ultimate as men,” they get a parade!
In the meantime, we’re here, still waiting.
You are absolutely right — and it would be doing a dishonor to those (ie: Combahee River Collective, Angela Davis, Barbara Smith, Assata Shakur, Kimberle Crenshaw, and so many others) who’ve theorized intersectionality and put it into practice through their activism, protest, actions, etc. That leaves open the possibility for co-optation and…