Things I read recently that I found interesting

Wake up, sheeple, I have some links for you.

How Dare They Do This Again: Stonewall Veteran Miss Major on the “Stonewall” Movie (Miss Major)- Furious interview with a Stonewall heroine about the upcoming film which is erases people like her. You can donate to Miss Major’s life needs here, because she’s got financial trouble at the moment.

Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean ‘migrants’ (Barry Malone)- Very good decision from Al Jazeera, and this article is also a great primer on language.

I Can Text You A Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name (Aditya Mukerjee)- On Unicode Consortium’s fucked up priorities.

[untitled tweet chain] (@ztsamudzi)- Important thoughts on white people, racism, complicity, white supremacy and oh god just read it, it’ll only take you a minute and it’s fucking great.

The Bloody State Gave Him The Power: A Swedish Sex Worker’s Murder (Caty Simon)- How the “nordic model” kills women.

The real reason some men still can’t handle the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ (Anne Thériault)- The science behind why men are such squalling pissbabies.

Learning to Be a Lesbian Online (Josie Thaddeus-Johns)- Great personal piece on finding the right information.

Bisexuals Have Worse Health Than Gay, Lesbian, or Straight People (Eliel Cruz)- Very depressing research findings.

Get over yourself: Your feelings about sex work don’t trump sex workers’ rights (Katie Halper)- Laying out Amnesty’s actual position. The anti sex worker lobby ought to pay attention.

Even Early Focus Groups Hated Clippy (Robinson Meyer)- Women told Microsoft that Clippy was awful. Men didn’t listen to Clippy. Men created Clippy and unleashed him on the world.

The wrong kind of victim. (Sometimes, it’s just a cigar)- Moving personal piece on sex work and victimhood.

Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name (Catherine Nichols)- Women who write will not be surprised by the findings of this little experiment at all.

How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking (Maanvi Singh)- Western food didn’t always taste like bland nothing with a side of bland nothing. This bit of food history explains what happened to the flavour.

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) (Julia Serano)- Great takedown of bleating about “political correctness”.

And finally, have a demotivational comic. 


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