New year, and new feature on the blog: here’s some things I read this week–they’re not even necessarily recent posts, but just struck me as relevant–which I enjoyed and I’d like to share with you.
This week, I’ll be honest, I haven’t really done much reading, so it’s a little sparse. Please drop anything into the comments that you think I might like. I will try to read it. Promise.
Violence against women is pandemic (Sam Ambreen) — huge trigger warnings here for rape and gang rape. Sam discusses the Delhi gang rape, racism, and how we mustn’t think violence against women is limited to India.
Why do some feminist spaces tolerate male abusers? and On Hugo Schwyzer: Accountability, not silencing dissent (@graceishuman) — Trigger warnings for abuse. Grace talks about the issues surrounding Jezebel contributor Hugo Schwyzer, a former perpetrator of abuse who seems to be popular among feminists. Last night, she also tweeted some excellent things.
I hate the tone argument (unquiet slumbers) — How can we reject the tone argument while still enabling shy people to speak? Very good exploration.
2 thoughts on “Things I read this week that I found interesting”
What a great idea, assuming you find everything I write interesting (and the Farley rant was v v angry) I would suggest 2 things.
Carter wrote on the Westminster idea too yesterday, http://itsjustahobby.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/the-cruellest-cuts
And the ever thought provoking Freedom in a Puritan age http://www.freedominapuritanage.co.uk/watch-our-titillating-tv-show/
This is a good one.
Spreading Mental Health Disinformation in the Media by s.e. smith http://meloukhia.net/2013/01/spreading_mental_health_disinformation_in_the_media.html