This post is brought to you by magic, as I’m not actually at a computer as it goes live. Here are some things I read this week that I found interesting.
Not survival only (James Butler)- Rousing speech from Novara’s James, on queer liberation.
Forged by Pride: Cursory notes on digital propaganda and Russian queers (spitzenprodukte)- An excellent analysis of exploitative tropes in the west’s attitude to Russian gay rights.
The Case Against Scott Lively (Andy Warner)- Comic explaining Uganda’s homophobic laws and who is behind them, very neatly.
Sweatshop-Produced Rainbow Flags and Participatory Patriarchy: Why the Gay Rights Movement Is a Sham (Mattilda)- Fabulously angry piece on problems in the gay rights movement.
The Top 19 Questions People Always Ask Trans* People (Christin Scarlett Milloy)- Witty FAQ, a must-read for cis people.
Mentally nursing- A new blog from both sides of mental health care, which looks like it will be very interesting.
Introducing Dave; My journey with Syringomyelia (halfagiraffe)- Becca writes about her disability with wit, and explains syringomyelia really well.
Toy Story: The True Identity of Andy’s Mom Makes The Movie More Epic (Jon Negroni)- brb I have something in my eye.
This Ain’t Typhoid Mary, XXX (Kitty Stryker)- Kitty explains the politics behind the current scare about porn performers who do escort work.
We will not let white feminism divide and conquer us (Sam Ambreen)- Heartfelt and touching piece from Sam.
Why I Stopped Identifying With White Feminism (JoAnne, RN)- Well-articulated piece on a journey a lot of white feminists have been through.
And finally, it looks like the internet actually concluded its business at least a year ago, and I didn’t notice.