Things I read this week that I found interesting

A little late this week, because I had a dancing-induced hangover this week.

Abortion. On demand. (Aoife O’Riordan)- What does abortion on demand really mean? An exploration of this, and why the womb-botherers are so down on the whole idea.

How white supremacy works (Reni Eddo-Lodge)- Reni tackles what white supremacy is and how it manifests. A must-read for any white people who think white supremacy just involves the KKK.

Trans women in feminism: nothing about us without us (Celeste R West)- Spells out a really important position while debunking transphobia. An important read.

The Nude: Why? (G.Bénard)- An analysis of society’s hang-up on nudity in art, featuring some absolutely beautiful nudes.

Let Spare Rib reflect all the richness of online feminism (Reni Eddo-Lodge)- There’s been a lot of sneering at online feminism in the wake of the announcement Spare Rib magazine is coming back. Reni celebrates online feminism.

I might be glad about the return of Spare Rib – but let’s not pretend online feminism isn’t vital (sian and crooked rib)- Sian also celebrates online feminism, because it really is vital, yo.

Natural Allies (itsjustahobby)- Jem highlights similarities in oppressions experienced by trans women and sex workers. A thought-provoking piece.

9 Things Not to Say to Someone with Mental Illness (siaware)- A list of phrases which are thoroughly unhelpful when expressing your support of people with mental health problems. I think I’ve been guilty of most of them, so I found the suggestions of what to say instead really helpful.

Open Your Mind to the New Psychedelic Science (Wired)- A report on the Psychedelic Science conference, and the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs.

And finally, big cats are just cats after all, and therefore really love laser pointers.


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