It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these round-up posts. Call it a combination of being busy and also having depression. The good news for you is this means it’s a bumper link round-up! I read some things. Perhaps you’ll find them interesting too.
Say What?: On Speechlessness, Racism and Respectability in #Ferguson (Crunk Feminist Collective)- A beautiful reaction to recent events.
What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police (Jazmine Hughes)- This is fucking heartbreaking.
Rotherham’s Institutionalised Political Correctness is a despicable myth (JustinTheLibSoc)- Pretty much everything you need to read about Rotherham and racism.
Butch Please: Butch With A Side Of Misogyny (Kate)- Calling out misogyny in the butch community.
Selfcare as Warfare (feministkilljoys)- Just read this.
Prejudice at Pride (anonymous)- Comic outlining biphobia and racism at Pride events.
Don’t like the word ‘cis’? Good* (CN Lester)- CN explains the purpose of the word in some shit that shouldn’t need saying.
The New Racism (Jamelle Bouie)- Unpacking a common trope in anti-Black racism.
Suppressed again? (SWOU)- A prominent feminist conference is speaking over sex workers again. Here’s why it’s wrong.
Some thoughts about ‘recovery’ in theory and practice (zedkat)- On what “recovery” in mental health means under capitalism.
But WHAT CAN BE DONE: Dos and Don’ts To Combat Online Sexism (Leigh Alexander)- Some tips for men.
Fear of a Black Victim- Comic detailing racist media tropes.
What I’ve Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings (D. Brian Burghart)- On inadequate record-keeping and how that may well be on purpose.
30 Bisexual Women Discuss Their Long-Term Relationships With Men (Ashley C Ford)- In short: there’s a lot of bullshit.
Ten Truly Terrible Pieces of Advice Offered To and About Bisexuals (Rachel)- In short: there’s a lot of bullshit.
America Is Not For Black People (Greg Howard)- On the current state of play in the US.
breaking it down- Plan C and the Vampire Castle. (itisiwhowillit)- Calling out misogyny on the hipster left.
Sexy Loki, Queer Tricksters, And The Problem With LGBT Villains (Andrew Wheeler)- On issues with making the villains queer.
We need to talk about Richard.. (Transfabulous)- The case for no-platforming Dawkins.
This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism” (NinjaCate)- A short PSA for white feminists.
Why the hell do TV producers think inside every white woman is a fierce black diva? (Reni Eddo-Lodge)- Reni challenges a popular stereotype on TV.
How to know that you hate women (Mychal Denzel Smith)- A very simple test.
Date Rape Nail Polish and Crossing The Road (Alien She)- On the nonsensicality of the “crossing the road” metaphor for rape prevention.
Why We’re Winning: Social Justice Warriors and the New Culture War (Penny Red)- A positive take on what gamer manbabies throwing their dummies out of the pram means.
5 Things I Learned as the Internet’s Most Hated Person (Zoe Quinn)- Zoe speaks out about her experience.
Black women’s sexuality has always been overpoliced (Bim Adewunmi)- The historical context of Danièle Watts’s arrest.
And finally, some jokes about male novelists which are very funny.