Greetings everybody. Have you been listening to the new Beyonce album? Isn’t it amazing? Anyway, in between that and all the drama of this week, I managed to read some things and find them interesting. Here they are.
As a black feminist, I see how the wider movement fails women like my mother (Lola Okolosie)- Amazing piece celebrating the largely invisible achievements of black feminism.
Does talking about race fuel racism (End Racism)- A must-watch video conversation.
A Storify about consent within feminism and who it applies to (Flavia Dzodan)- Important points about where feminist rhetoric is failing. Very much worth reading.
Soho police raids show why sex workers live in fear of being ‘rescued’ (Molly Smith)- The impact of anti sex work laws has horrific consequences for workers. Read all about them.
fair (Taking Steps)- Heartbreaking post on growing up trans under patriarchy.
5 Reasons I’m Here for Beyonce’, the Feminist (crunkfeministcollective)- Short and sweet explanation of why Beyonce is amazing.
Why White Feminists Are Mad At Beyonce (Julia Sonenshein)- An overview of white feminism versus Beyonce.
Beyonce’s new album should silence her feminist critics (Mikki Kendall)- Truth.
The everyday microaggressions I experience as a black woman in Berlin (Bim Adewunmi)- Bim gives some examples of everyday racism.
21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis (buzzfeed)- The issue of microaggressions is visible this week, which is vital for this to change.
Can a feminist wear high heels? Is the Pope a Catholic? (The Life and Times of Jude)- Jude drops some truth bombs that shouldn’t need dropping.
Myths About Gender Confirmation Surgery (Brynn Tannehill)- Busting myths about GCS.
And finally, the best feminist music videos of 2013. Sadly, published before Beyonce dropped her new album, so missing 17 of them, but there’s still some amazing stuff in here.