Weekend Links Vol. 12: Happy Birthday Queen B

Welcome to another week of feminist web surfing! In Weekend Links we gather a set of the most engaging journalism, prose, poetry, art, and Interweb images or memes we have come across. We hope with this small curation of links to illuminate the work of the prolific and active feminist blogosphere.

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Links We Like

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEYONCE. [HuffPo]

Toys for phes. [Toy News]

Dear parents of white children… stop telling them we are all the same “underneath.” [HuffPo]

The New York Times talked about abortion in a wedding announcement, so that’s kind of progress, right? [NYT]

#SolidarirtisForWhiteWomen… so what happens now? [National Post]

FEMEN defends against their “male leader.” [VICE]

Mommy bloggers think your selfies are reason to slut shame you. [Jezebel]

Will interracial relationships ever be common on TV? [Bitch]

Diana the hunter is out to get you. If you are a rapist in Juarez. [The Cut]

Causes We Support

stop telling women

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a public art series organized by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh that addresses gender based street harassment. The work consists of drawn portraits of women who have told their stories of harassment, and wheat pasting those portraits as posters with captions that speak directly to offenders on outdoor walls.

Check out our profile on Tatyana and support the Kickstarter campaign today! 

Feminist Blog Roll

Check out Mixed Up — a zine about mixed race queen and feminist experience.

Quote of the Week

“Online activism changed me from a woman who actively put down other women to one who actively uplifts them. Online activism changed me from a white woman with unchecked privilege who actively oppressed people of color to a woman who has lost friends because she tells them to shut their racist mouths. Online activism has changed me from a woman who hated her body, to a woman who realizes just how beautiful she is. No one EVER tell me online activism isn’t good for anything.”

Art Worth Sharing

Lily Myers, performing for Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This poem was awarded Best Love Poem at the tournament.

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