Hello everyone. I read things. Here are some things I read this week that I found interesting.
Put a Rainbow on It– Excellent documentary on recuperation and pinkwashing.
Sochi 2014- So far, So Gay (A Thousand Flowers)- Round-up of the bullshit surrounding Sochi from “allies” so far.
I Did Not Sign On For the #Outrage (Alexander Chee)- Ignore the subeditor stuff, this is something about Twitter written by someone who gets it.
9 Ways To Be In Solidarity With Sex Workers (small time hooker)- Some simple things we can all do to support sex workers.
Sara Ahmed on attacks on women of colour being disguised as critique of identity politics and intersectionality– A storify of some excellent analysis.
“You can’t do that! Stories have to be about White people” (Hip Hop Teacher)- On white supremacy and a way of getting through it.
The significance of plot without conflict (still eating oranges)- Conflict in plots is actually quite a Western idea.
Class Consciouness (sometimes, it’s just a cigar)- On class and enjoyment of sex.
A Peaceful Death (Phoebe Day Danziger)- A thoughtful and moving piece on abortion as end of life care.
I could pick a side… but I won’t (yetanotherlefty)- Blistering response to a common biphobic trope.
Hugs, if wanted. (sometimes, it’s just a cigar)- On consent for non-sexual touching.
Fragments on Intersectionality, Anger & the Left (Automatic Writing)- This is really good.
Valentine’s Day Isn’t to Be ‘Survived’ (Feminista Jones)- Takedown of patent media nonsense relating to Valentine’s Day.
And finally, animals with their babies.