Things I read

Welcome to the link round-up! A lot of it is Lemonade-focused, and if you haven’t experienced Lemonade yet, GTFO and watch it.

 

The UN’s Good vs. Bad Narrative Clears the Way for Sexual Violence and Impunity (Maya Goodfellow)- UN soldiers are raping the people they are supposed to protect. If you’re outraged, sign the #PredatoryPeacekeepers petition.

A Lemonade Reader (What’s Good)- Collating articles from black women about Lemonade.

Beyonce’s Lemonade exposed the truth about who’s really leading the cause for racial justice today (Wail Qasim)- An emotional piece about the work black women are doing.

Hillsborough disaster: deadly mistakes and lies that lasted decades (David Conn)- A thorough overview of the events and context that led to the police killing 96 people, and the subsequent coverup.

Solitary confinement is ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished (Chelsea E. Manning)- Manning talks about her experience of solitary confinement and how the practice must end.

The government cited my research in its campaign against porn and anal sex – here’s why I disagree (Cicely Marston)- An academic outlines how the government misrepresented her research to fit their own agenda.

Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women (Rose Eveleth)- Analysing the gendered assumptions in what is and is not classed as bodyhacking. Uses cissexist language.

Sadiq Khan may not represent a win for all Muslims, nor should he (Chimene Suleyman)- Analysing Khan’s win and what it means for Muslims.

Be A Better Bystander: How Third Parties Can Help Targets Of Online Abuse (Zoe Quinn)- A model for constructive intervention.


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