Hello everyone! It’s nearly Christmas, and there’s an end-of-term vibe in the air. Here are some things I read this week that I found interesting. Perhaps you’ll find them interesting, too.
Why do some feminists want to burn the Jane Austen banknotes? (Helena Horton)- A conversation on the rejection of a high-profile feminist campaign.
“Help, my eyeball is bigger than my wrist!”: gender dimorphism in “Frozen” (Sociological Images)- Some weird freaky anatomy in Disney.
Put THIS on a banknote: young mothers without money abandoned by the chattering classes (Kate Belgrave)- Kate draws our attention to a project which is ignored within media feminism.
An Open Letter to Caitlin Moran (fireplum)- The latest in a long line of shitty behaviour from La Moran.
The Starvation Army: Twelve reasons to reject the Salvation Army (Reddebrek)- You’ll see the Salvation Army about a lot this Christmas. Here’s why you shouldn’t give them a penny.
When “Life Hacking” Is Really White Privilege (jendziura)- On a set of tips that aren’t actually tips at all.
Rochdale and the stain of sex work (sometimes it’s just a cigar)- Rochdale dismissed victims of abuse, here’s how.
‘FREE CECE’ – Laverne Cox’s documentary to free CeCe McDonald (GLAAD)- This is an important project.