It’s time for that periodic links round up! I hope you find these links I’ve put together interesting.
The Tory attack on queer youth. A call to arms. (Don’t hold your tongue)- So important that we read this and heed the call to fight.
Don’t let them tell you the election was a victory for women. (Emily Hawkins)- Some feminists genuinely seem to believe this election was a victory for women. They are wrong, wrong, WRONG.
My 22 years on Pakistan’s death row could end this week. What purpose will my execution serve? (Aftab Bahadur)- Heartbreaking essay from a man who has been on death row since he was 15. Sadly, he was killed by the state on Wednesday.
[untitled] (Laverne Cox)- Laverne Cox talks about Caitlyn Jenner and privilege.
Your Child Should Never Be Forced to Hug Anyone (Yes, Including a Relative) (James St James)- Shit that shouldn’t need saying, said well.
From Hamid Mahmood to Harry Mason….. (Hamid Mahmood)- Exposing white supremacy in the job application process.
Facing psychological coercion and manipulation has become a daily part of claiming benefits (Felicity Callard and Robert Stearn)- On the terrifying and unethical use of psychologists from the DWP.
Cyprus at the Crossroads (Leandros Fischer and Daphnos Economou)- On the history and present of communism in Cyprus.
Unshaming the future in my coffee cup (Laura Aharonian)- On shame, and cultural memories of the Armenian genocide.
Calling Yourself Fat For the First Time (Tilly Jean)- An honest piece about claiming a label amid stigma.
How Queer Relationships Can Get Stuck in Harmful Gender Norms (And Why We Really Need to Get Unstuck) (Michael “MJ” Jones)- Shedding light on how misogyny seeps into queer relationships.
And finally, if for some reason you need a break in your tearing through Orange Is The New Black this weekend, there’s a kitten cam live and they’re adorable. Look at their little orange paws!