Hi everyone. It’s nearly Christmas. Also, I read things and share them. Perhaps you will also find them interesting.
Policing is a Dirty Job, But Nobody’s Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World (Jose Martin)- Envisaging a world without police and how that could work.
The racist texts. What the Mubenga trial jury was not told (Clare Sambrook)- Horrible, but worth reading and sharing for how much these racist murderers walking free stinks.
Remembering Jimmy Mubenga & the International Day of Migrants (LCAPSV)- Dec 18th was International Day Of Migrants and this is what we remembered.
The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings (Lisa Hajjar)- A lesson about the history and the present.
My Son Is Black. With Autism. And I’m Scared Of What The Police Will Do To Him. (David Dennis Jr)- Heartbreaking fears of a parent.
Custard Creams Are Cheaper Than Cous Cous, But You Can’t Expect A Fucking Baroness To Know That (johnny void)- An excellent, angry piece on food and poverty.
Living The Bi Life (The Artsy Artichoke)- This comic about unicorn hunters made me chuckle.
Social Media, Online Dating and Twitter Pals: In Defence of the Internet (That Pesky Feminist)- The side of online relationships that doesn’t show up in the news very much.
#transathogwarts (storify by Scattermoon)- A collection of tweets showing how easy it would have been for JK Rowling to do representation.
We Must Stop Police Abuse of Black Men (Eric L Adams)- Another former police officer who has seen the light and knows the way forward.
4 Lies About School Dress Codes That Cover Up Their Oppressive Effects (Ellen Friedrichs)- Covers the problems with school dress codes/uniforms well.
A Brief History of Pubic Hair in Art (Chelsea G Summers)- A little history lesson.
On depression, briefly (piercepenniless)- Short, political reflections.
One Black Trans Sex Worker’s December 17th (A. Passion)- Important examination of the intersections.
10 Tips For Surviving Your First Family Holiday After Coming Out (Mari Brighe)- Useful advice for queer and trans folk on getting through the holidays, not just for the newly-out.
Halfway Out of the Dark– Signal boosting this lovely project: a blog for those of us who may need a little extra support over the holidays.
And finally, what if real life was like The Sims?