Activism – who decides what counts?

// 21 March 2008

There is an interesting post over at food, fat and feminism about what constitutes activism.

I consider activism to be any action that serves to disrupt, oppose, or defy the established social or political status quo. The most effective and successful forms activism aren’t always the big think tank mega-conglomorganizations with big budgets and a paid full-time staff who can chase legislators around Washington all day throwing big wads of incentives their way; rather, its the thousands upon thousands of small personal choices individuals make every day that have the most far-reaching impact in producing changes in attitude and heart that truly make a difference. The personal is very much political.

From The (other) F Word

Here, here is all I can add!

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Angry African // Posted 21 March 2008 at 8:59 pm

Not all activists are equal though. I am from African and worked for Oxfam for a while. Not as easy as you think. Their heart might be in the right place, but they don’t work. I tried to go through some these in my blog at

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