Happy azymite Easter! Here’s some things I read recently that I found interesting.
I Was Played by a Male Feminist (Rachel Fisher)- Personal story of an all-too-common phenomenon. This is why we don’t trust “male feminists”.
When you want to be into BDSM but it’s too soon because you’re black (Luna Mallbroux)- On wanting pain and domination when there’s horrible generational trauma–and people who still keep it alive.
Dear Able-Bodied Partner (Carrie)- How to be a good partner to disabled people.
When Abortion Restrictions Increase, Women Start Googling How to Do It at Home (Christina Cautericci)- A look at the numbers which suggest that abortion restrictions do nothing to restrict abortion.
Facebook is a growing and unstoppable digital graveyard (Brandon Ambrosino)- This is a very interesting piece, exploring what happens after you die on social media.
My Auntie Buffalo Bill: The Unavoidable Transmisogyny of Silence of the Lambs (Jos Truitt)- Laying out the elephant in the room with SotL: massive transmisogyny.
The Pace of Queer Time (Lila)- This is a very sweet article talking about time when queers do not have a defined chronology.
Black Lives Matter and the ‘Irish slave’ myth (Norma Costello)- It’s become popular to call Irish people the “first slaves”, and this is nonsense. Here’s why.
Our Black Transgender Marriage Is Not Revolutionary (Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley and Matthew Richardson)- Why sometimes just being isn’t enough.
Spycops inquiry: ‘If it’s in secret, it’s dead in the water’ (Kate Thomas)- Why the inquiry into undercover police tricking women into relationships must be completely open.
I was 14 when Tara died on Buffy (Open Letters to Jason)- Heartbreaking letter on the continuing trope of killing off lesbians, and how that crushes young queer women.
And finally, there’s something about this picture and this tiny amount of explanation that is just hypnotic.