It’s weekly round-up time again. Here are the things I read this week that interested me. Please leave me more things.
Call out culture: what we can learn from ‘To JK Rowling, from Cho Chang’ (Reni Eddo-Lodge)- Take a bit of time out to read Reni’s analysis and watch both videos. I did, and I emerged a hell of a lot smarter.
The disposable academic (The Economist)- A deep critique of the science PhD system. This article came out while I was doing my PhD, but I never read it then. I sometimes wonder if things would have changed had I read it at the time: would I have got out earlier?
Thatcher’s Funeral – From the Most Vulnerable of All (Diary of a Benefits Scrounger)- Read this. Get angry.
on the flipside. (Arched Eyebrow)- A very honest discussion of the impact of fatphobia.
Dear Kate Nash (A Glasgow Sex Worker)- A sex worker calls Kate Nash out on oppressive language. Kate Nash responds… poorly.
My Emcee Battle Against the Disney Princesses (Anya de Leon)- This amazing woman has found a creative solution to protecting her daughter from internalising Disney Princess narratives.
On “Nice” Rapists (Raised on a diet of broken biscuits)- One of those posts that I wish didn’t need to be written, but it puts the point very eloquently.
Stop posting that Dove ad: “Real beauty” campaign is not feminist (Erin Keane)- Dove are at it again, and it’s still that same old shit.
I’m Not Racist But.. Top 10 (Left at the Lights)- Just a small sampling of racist comments that Sam Ambreen has heard.
The hierarchy of oppression (fearlessknits)- Interesting discussion of sex, gender and how we can fight the good fight.
Taking a long hard look in the mirror…Or why Tefs need to think about what they fear. (itsjustahobby)- A very interesting theory on trans-exclusionary feminists.
An unfortunately Islamophobic defence of New Atheism against claims of Islamophobia (Frightful Spitefuel)- New Atheists. Eurgh. I just can’t. Luckily, Spitefuel did.
Oh ye cannae shove your Gramsci off the bus (Ally Fogg)- An analysis of calling out, with reference to Gramsci.
And finally, if you’re old enough to remember Round The Twist, and you use Twitter, you’ll love this.
3 thoughts on “Things I read this week that I found interesting”
I tried to message but your twitter acct doesnt allow. I follow Waterstones Oxford st & saw https://twitter.com/wstonesoxfordst/status/325688667924488192 having a big following I thought might be of interest at the not ok slur usage. I’m not sure if I’m resigned or upset at nobody calling out as it was posted yesterday
Probably because nobody noticed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
This is a brilliant blog, Stavvers. Thanks.