Things I read this week that I found interesting

Oh dear, I’m very tired and hating on the police right now. But aside from that, I read some things.

The Perils of Being Trans and Mental (Alien She)- Heartbreaking post on gatekeepers in medical care.

Labels on my soul: “feminist” (Days Like Crazy Paving)- Why Jay has decided to start calling herself a feminist.

Why I Stopped Being a Grammar Snob (Mary Rolf)- On the privilege in grammar snobbery.

Something Rotten at the Sausage Factory: How Wikipedia Embraced Transphobia for Chelsea Manning (Philip Sandifer)- Long read, but everything you need to know about transphobia among Wikipedia editors.

Can the White Girl Twerk? (Ayesha Siddiqi)- On white girls, appropriation and sexuality.

Fangirl Isn’t a Dirty Word (Deborah Stanish)- Smashing sexism in fandom.

Why I’m Never Going Back to Penny Arcade Expo (Rachel Edidin)- Unfortunately, the battle against geek sexism isn’t won yet.

An open letter to gaslighters on triggers, trauma, and women’s anger (The Fementalists)- Just amazing.

And finally, here is a cat politely but firmly communicating its boundaries. If you don’t like cats because you’re some sort of monster, here’s some adults recreating childhood photos. 

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