Hi everyone. Happy 2015. It’s still shit, isn’t it? Anyway, here’s some links to things I read this week that I found interesting. I’ve also collated writing about the death of Leelah Alcorn here.
Azealia Banks vs Iggy Azalea: ‘Privileged white people shouldn’t steal hip-hop’ (Reni Eddo-Lodge)- Excellent summary of the feud from the ever-brilliant Reni.
“This Shit Has Got to Change”: The Autostraddle Interview with Black Lesbian Feminist Legend Barbara Smith (Autostraddle)- A fair amount of standing ovations in here.
One Group Has a Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else — And It’s Not the NFL (Marcie Bianco)- Spoiler: it’s the police.
5 Reasons Life With Epilepsy is Weirder Than You Think (Cracked)- One of those very good Cracked articles.
“I Never Stand Too Close”: A Trans Man’s Feminism (Damian Ray)- Other men might want to follow this man’s lead.
This Robotic Spider Dress Will Attack Anyone Who Comes At You Wrong (The Mary Sue)- Want.
I Got It Wrong On Purpose: A Trans Woman On “Passing” (Jetta Rae Doublecakes)- Analysis of the concept of passing with a lot of attitude.
Definition (Robot Hugs)- RH takes down the white men’s fascination with dictionary definitions.
And finally, puns are funny so here are some excellent pun shop names. If you don’t at least smile at one of them, you have no sense of humour.