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Weekend Links Vol. 30 : Still Celebrating International Women’s Day!

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

Next weekend, there is a Feminist/Women’s Media Festival in Providence! [Feminist/Women's Media Festival]

Important overlaps in birth justice and abortion rights. [ Feministing]

An important piece on ableist language within pro-choice activism. [Feminist Sonar]

On the problematics of Jared Leto’s portrayal of a transgender woman and denial of these problematics. [Time, Autostraddle]

Art director spends 14 years with a “family” of mannequins. [22 Words]

Airline pilot receives a sexist note from a passenger. [Global News]

Duke porn star reveals her name and face.  [XO Jane]

Sex work is work and should be afforded the same labor rights as other employment. [The Nation]

The ups and downs of being a bottom! [Huffington Post]

An insightful take on the “myth of the cool girl re: Jennifer Lawrence. [Buzzfeed]

Upskirt photos ruled legal in Massachusetts because patriarchy. [WCVB News]

Laverne Cox will be giving a lecture at Brown! [The Brown Daily Herald]

Women of color in the ‘Feminist Enough’ web series tackles feminist stereotypes. [Afropunk]

Amazing fashion designs imagine otherworldly futuristic divas.  [Hi Fructose]

Lily Allen thinks women are the enemy. Lol. [NME]

Feminist Blog Roll

“Not too much has changed in regards to the black female body. Society still turns a blind eye to the raped black female body, but leers at the black female body on display. Whether it be in a Miley Cyrus music video, on the cover of King Magazine, or on a red carpet, black female bodies are still objects to be commodified. Designers have fallen all over themselves to drape their designs on Nyong’o’s black body. When commentators talk about her many red carpet looks, I find myself wondering: ‘Are they talking about how lovely the dress is, being held up by a black mannequin? Or are they talking about Lupita’s fascinating dark body and face?'” – The Motley News

Quote of the Week

“Just that trans people are real, we exist, and we’re not going away. It’s really important for [cisgender, or nontrans] people to educate themselves. I really hope they take that away. Learn the terms, learn the pronouns, and get used to it because we’re staying here.” – Tom Phelan, on playing a trans character on The Fosters

Read the full interview here!

Art Worth Sharing

art thingz

“The designer creates sculptural accessories, dresses and shoes using found objects. Large and ornamental, his pieces are conglomerates of pre-existing forms, absorbing silverware, knickknacks and metal architectural embellishments into baroque arrangements intended to transform the human body. Almanza’s styling complements his otherworldly accoutrements. He recently collaborated with photographer Cameron Durham on an editorial photo shoot entitled “Beautiful Decay.” Wearing his latest collection, the models look like futuristic divas engaging in occult rituals set in a timeless space that simultaneously channels 3000 BCE and AD.”

Read more about the collection here.

Curated by Patricia Ekpo & the Bluestockings Editorial Board

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