It’s a pretty simple concept.
Cite your ideas, words, and the one who gave you the thought.
That echo? That echo I’m hearing in the “feminist” blogosphere is getting a bit too loud for me these days. I’ve been hearing it for years.
You know who you are.
It’s a pretty simple concept, you know. We all learned it at some point in our development:
Give credit where credit is due.
That wasn’t your seed, so cite where it came from. Stop spinning it like it’s your own.
Funny how this post is being perceived and linked for various reasons. Understandably, given the timing of the latest train wreck and the exclusive BFP links I used in it, this post is being framed as if I had one incident in mind.
Let’s back up and do some of my favorite work called Clarifying.
BFP was certainly part of my thought process, but this demand for writers/bloggers to “stop stealing” far exceeds the events (disasters) of this week or just BFP herself. This post vomited on the years of hearing echos in the blogosphere with no visible credit or citation to others’ contributions. My links are specific, but my point is wider. I’m not talking about one singular instance that set me off into a knee-jerk reactionary post, I’m speaking about a maddening phenomenon of disregarding BODIES of work . And I’m tired of something that is so deeply problematic being casually normalized by writers and readers of feminism.