Ooh, I’ve had such a lovely week in the sun, but I still read some things. Perhaps you’ll find them interesting, too.
‘Open season on black boys after a verdict like this’ (Gary Younge)- A powerful response to the Zimmerman verdict, pulled from the Guardian’s CiF section.
Justice for Jasmine (sometimesitsjustacigar)- A raw and moving response to the murder of Jasmine.
Further Materials Toward a Theory of the Man-Child (Moira Weigel and Mal Ahern)- Witty challenge to sexism in an iconic Tiqqun piece, with a lot of good points about the feminisation of labour.
Two Key Points for 21st Century Marxism (There Is No Alternative)- Some questions we really need to address.
Kinky assumptions (Rebel’s Notes)- Analysis of assumptions made about kinky people.
Al Vernacchio: Sex needs a new metaphor. Here’s one … (TED Talks)- Discussion of US baseball metaphors for sex, and introducing a pizza metaphor for how we should be looking at sex.
Living Life By A Rape Schedule (Emmy Fisher)- On the dance we perform daily to avoid rape.
Changing The Creepy Guy Narrative (Chris Brecheen)- One man’s intervention against a creepy guy harassing a woman in public.
The Uterus Issue (Amber Trafficlight)- A timely discussion of where trans rights fit into reproductive justice.
Consent With Disabilities Introduction (Yes, that too)- Exploration of communication issues which should be considered with consent.
Body Politics and the Curious Case of the Page 3 Girl (jaythenerdkid)- One of the good things to have come out of the No More Page 3 nonsense is the quantity of good blogs explaining aspects of why it’s bollocks.
A personal look at Ramadan (tintinnytins)- Want to learn all about Ramadan? Tinny explains what it means to him.
You can’t just add-colour-and-stir to make a movement inclusive (Nishma Doshi)- A timely call to action.
And finally, meet Buttercup the duck, who had a poorly leg, then got a new leg and looked absurdly happy. As if that’s not heartburstingly lovely enough, there’s video of him walking for the first time and quacking with delight.