The Bluestockings Editorial Board is proud to present our 3rd Issue tonight at our Release Party. After months of work, we believe that the 3rd Issue is the truest realization of Bluestockings’ mission statement, and feature the work of numerous writers and artists from Brown, Providence, and all around the world. If you didn’t manage to grab a copy from yesterday’s release party, please email email@example.com for your very own copy of the Issue!
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.
Links We Like
#dearcisfeminism is trending on Twitter! You can find out more about the original author’s intent with the trend and join the conversation. Check out more about TERFs, or trans exclusionary “radical feminists” here! [Gender Terror; The TERFs]
Being read as white & straight: on privilege and passing as a queer Latina woman. [Salon]
A look at what it’s like to live everyday as an Egyptian woman. [The Huffington Post]
Some of the most iconic feminist moments of 2013. [Policy Mic]
Junot Díaz interviews Toni Morrison. [NYPL]
The NSA’s winter of discontent. [The Huffington Post]
A radio interview with trans* theorist, Julia Serano. [Coop Radio]
Not buying the queer/trans erasure in Dallas Buyers Club. [The Huffington Post]
More sex worker shaming from the Daily Fail: a pregnant woman is drugged with heroine and killed by a doctor, but the “news outlet” finds her profession more noteworthy that the atrocity of her murder. [The Gloss]
Have women gained equality yet? Sort of. [The Atlantic]
A manual for support groups for social change activists. [Interhelp Network]
On being an invisible child in NYC. [NYTimes]
Slow progress is being made on a Women’s Museum. [NYTimes]
Roger Ebert is solely featuring women on his website this week! [Roger Ebert]
“The Soho Raids were not about trafficking.” [Feministing]
Ugh, the Michigan “rape insurance” passes into law. [The Huffington Post]
Take a look/see by friend of Bluestockings, Sara David. [Medium]
Is Frozen (2013) Disney’s first true foray into feminism? [Bitch Flicks]
Stop using the word “Caucasian” to mean white. [Discover Magazine]
The Teddy Girls: the forgotten 1950’s girl gang. [Messy Nessy Chic]
Radicalizing Fantasy and the Power of Disidentification. [Black Girl Dangerous]
India just criminalized homosexuality. [India Today]
The 101-Level Reader to unworking your own biases and understanding the lived experiences of people. [Ashed Ryden]
Mary T. Barra will become the 1st CEO of a major car company. [NYTimes]
History of abortion in the 17th century. [American Progress]
Intense acts of violence against people of color validate “the belief of their dangerous propensities.” [The Cowl]
Video of the Week
First World Problems Anthem as read by African low-income children highlights the absurdity of some “problems” of the over-wealthy. The juxtaposition of their backgrounds with their extremely privileged perfectly illustrates the comparative differences of class amongst people worldwide.
Call for Submissions!
The Transgender Studies Quarterly are looking for submissions for their TSQ 2.2 Tranimalities edition!
Sign the Petition!
a 1/3 of Texas women just lost the right to vote, due to the GOP’s attempt to disenfranchise supporters of Wendy Davis! Stop the sexist atrocity & sign the petition!
Graph of the Week
via Think Progress
Internet Images FTW
Mariska Hargitay, Founder & President of the Joyful Heart Foundation