Things I read this week that I found interesting

I read things. I found these things interesting. Maybe you will, too? Leave me things to read that you found interesting, too.

Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In (bell hooks)- bell hooks analyses “Lean In” feminism, and concludes it’s a crock of shit and explains what needs to happen. It’s amazing.

An intersectional feminist approximation to aesthetics around Zwarte Piet (Flavia Dzodan)- I didn’t know much about Zwarte Piet, so this is an enlightening post looking at colonialism and how it looks.

I believe the word you are looking for is “rape” (Knox O)- On eliding the problem at Yarls Wood detention centre.

On Rihanna (Yellow Faced)- An exploration of the intersections of racism and misogyny surrounding Rihanna.

The word comrade and why I don’t want to be called it. (itisiwhowillit)- A useful examination of what’s a bit awful about that word.

So Let’s Talk About The Fucking Asterisk (Natalie Reed)- Natalie explains her personal beef with the asterisk in “trans*”

Sex workers need support – but not from the ‘hands off my whore’ brigade (Selma James)- Some advice for sex worker solidarity.

Why I don’t “debate” (Flavia Dzodan)- Flavia again, this time with a must-read critique of “debate” as constructed by the privileged.

Ten things male feminists need to stop saying (jaythenerdkid)- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP SAYING ALL OF THOSE THINGS

And finally, I’m indirectly in Private Eye, OMG. You can guess which room I spent a lot of my day in 🙂

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