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.
March is Women’s History Month !
Every March, it’s Women’s History Month. Whether or not every other month is Men’s History Month aside, this month Brown is organizing numerous events to commemorate the lives and work of women in history. Check out the extensive list of events!
Come Make Zines With Us // Salon Launch
Come help us make our 3rd zine on March 4th, 2014! It will be our first Salon, a bi-monthly space facilitated by Bluestockings Magazine, a Brown-based feminist publication and online platform. Our aim is to open our doors beyond staff meetings to engage in dialogue with broader communities on and off campus. The salon is for those who interact with feminist and social justice work to learn from, critique and support one another. It is also a space for new friends and allies who wish to build and take part in what we hope will be an ongoing discussion.
We’ll talk about what exactly a zine is, the role of zines in activism historically and zine-making techniques. This is also a chance to meet and connect with others who are interested or invested in feminism and other social issues. Bring markers, magazines, stickers, glue, any other supplies you’d like, and of course, friends! We hope to see you there!
Links We Like
Founding Editor, Ana Alvarez, interviews the ***flawless Juliana Huxtable. [Topical Cream]
Brown grads are making an online map of sites linked with African-American artists in Providence. [Providence Journal]
A letter: “Why Don’t You Date White Girls?” [BlackGirlDangerous]
Lupita Nyong’o: “I was teased and taunted about my skin.” [Colorlines]
On Half-Asian Sublimation. [Medium]
A look at some of adult film’s unexpected feminists. [Women in the World]
Queers for Economic Justice shuts down because of economic injustice. [Autostraddle]
Modern Family: the baby with 3 parents. [Women in the World]
Hers, or The Smurfette Principle. [NYT]
Enzerick GS, or when racism comes to campus. [Brown Daily Herald]
Jackass Republican thinks that pregnant women are merely “hosts.” [Huffington Post]
Paintings of unapologetic snacking seek to disrupt a culture saturated with media that portray disordered eating and promote a negative body image. [Beautiful Decay]
Pussy Riot’s back in jail. [Women in the World]
So apparently Paula Deen thinks she knows what it’s like to be “that Black” gay NFL player who’s the 1st professional to come out in history. Huh. [Feministing]
On the emergence of transracial gyarus (“Gals”), Japanese feminism, and radically redefining femininity. [Topical Cream]
Bill O’Reilly Strikes Again: “There Has Got To Be a Downside to Having a Female President, Right?” #OVERIT [Buzzfeed]
Girls Who Code & the new wave of cyberfeminism. [Topical Cream]
On the equation of journalism with “terrorism” by Glenn Greenwald. [The Intercept]
Quote of the Week
“Living in poverty is like being punched in the face over and over and over on a daily basis.”
Jenn talks about poverty and classism in a blog post.
Art Worth Sharing
Beyoncé and Aliens is a playful art series by Ali Graham that combines Queen B’s lyrics with a corresponding image of these unlikely figures in action. Check it out!
Images via Google Images & Ali Graham