Things I read this week that I found interesting

Morning all. I am a hungover mess of glitter and kisses, but I have some things to show you. Show me nice things that you found interesting if you like.

An observation about rape culture and our racial histories (Flavia Dzodan)- Flavia writes about the inherent whiteness in the construction of rape culture.

‘Official protest’ is no protest at all (Aaron Bastani)- Aaron examines current directions in policing process and what it means.

Long way ahead for intersex rights (Rambling Thoughts Of A Physicist)- A useful piece on the struggle for intersex rights and what allies can do.

No Fat, No Femme: The Politics of Grindr (Nick Artrip)- A look at some oppressions visible within Grindr.

A Day In the Life of an Empowered Female Heroine (Mallory Ortberg)- What would it be like existing as one of those one-dimensional Strong Female Characters?

Being trans* taught me more than feminism did about patriarchy (Peggy Colebank)- On the horrible and patriarchal way feminism treats trans women.

The Radical Politics of #selfies (The Feminist Griote)- On the representation of Black women.

Rebecca, Celebrity and Selfies. (sometimes, it’s just a cigar)- How women don’t love ourselves enough.

Bouncing Back: The Street Kings (and Queens) of New Orleans (Puja Patel)- A really awesome history of twerking, and its cultural significance in New Orleans. Read this.

I’m sorry, did my existence hurt your feminism? (kshandbaptiste)- On how white feminism can be harmful.

Feeling Depleted? (feminist killjoys)- Another excellent post about burnout and affective labour.

B-grade politics and reaction (Angela Mitropoulos)- A very thorough analysis of the Vampire Castle nonsense.

Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian vampires (Bonnie Zimmerman)- Another very useful essay which might contribute to critique of the Vampire Castles stuff.

And finally have some intellectual jokes.


2 thoughts on “Things I read this week that I found interesting”

  1. Thanks for the joke links – I needed some lightening up.

    When a manager in my unit makes a software related user- error while claiming they found a bug we call it an I-D-Ten-T error (IDIOT).

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