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
A powerfully thought-provoking piece by Josie Duffy traces the history of abandonment of black women and children in America — and contrary to popular culture belief, the story does not start with black men. [gawker]
Coverage of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families failure to meet the needs of a trans girl of color. [feministing]
The screwed up politics of tenure and alliance with sexual assault survivors at Harvard. [Huff Post]
On Diversity and Publishing— Why it still isn’t enough. [BuzzFeed]
Against the normalization of sexual abuse in incarcerated communities. [ColorLines]
Christian Emmanuel Castaing speaks up about contradictions within LGBT organizations. [BGD]
Recent sterilization of female inmates in California. Why is this still happening? [Now]
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Spoken Word Poem of the Week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkuhbeqcD34 In “Autobiography of an Activist,” Alok Vaid-Menon spits truth about self-serving privileged “activisms.”
Quote of the Week
“Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other.” -Laverne Cox at the GLAAD Awards
Internet Images FTW