Things I read this week that I found interesting

Wotcher. I’m still doing that thing where I read the things.

‘There is only one thing on this earth more powerful than evil – and that’s us,’: Everything I know about radical politics I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Decca Muldowney)- Why yes, I am considering a full rewatch of Buffy. Thanks for asking.

Why I Don’t Just Go to the Cops (Rebecca Watson)- Rebecca says some shit that shouldn’t need saying about abuse, harassment and the police.

Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Trans* Woman? On Horror and Transfemininity (Mey)- Interesting analysis of a trope in the horror genre.

More than just orgasms (Molly’s Daily Kiss)- Molly explores orgasms and sex.

The Shame of Our Prisons: New Evidence (David Kaiser & Louise Stannow)- Analysis of risk factors for prison rape. A horrible read, but worth learning about.

On being emotionally open on the internet. (Emma Quite Frankly)- Emma talks about the problematic concept of “emotional sluttiness”.

Stabby and Fakey – popular constructions of ‘mental patients’ and diagnostic privilege (zedkat)- An articulation of the different categories of mental illness in popular construction, and the shit that comes with them.

I’m sorry, I’m going to have to kill you. I’m mental you see. (littlespy)- littlespy reacts to the horrible Sun headline.

Women abusers are part of the picture (D H Kelly)- A useful article on women who abuse and how sexism makes it easier for this to happen.

Me & Mr Jones: why (One Nation) Labour isn’t working (Justin LS)- A pretty thorough analysis of what’s wrong with Labour.

Activist burnout part II: Gender (Alice B. Reckless)- Alice continues her brilliant series on fighting the same battles over and over, this time focusing on gender.

And finally, physics is pretty.


2 responses to “Things I read this week that I found interesting

  • diahannreyes

    Thanks for sharing! Checking out some of the items now. Very interesting list🙂

  • jemima2013

    I am doing a rewatch of Buffy and its throwing up lots of new stuff, partially about how awful Zander is, but also that the buffiverse is a lot more nuanced than many seem to claim.
    Did you see an excellent piece on the treatment of older women in Buffy? Well worth reading if u didnt.

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