Weekend Links, Vol. 76: white feminism can see the door

Welcome to another week of feminist web surfing! In Weekend Links we gather a set of the most engaging journalism, prose, poetry, art, activism, and Interweb images or memes we have come across. This week’s links highlight our feminist struggles to create new worlds here and now. We hope with this small curation of links to illuminate the work of the prolific and active feminist blogosphere.

Links We Like

Once again, white feminists purport to know other people’s truths better than the people living them. Why rich white women’s comments on sex work are unwelcome

Straight outta rape culture: Sikivu Hutchinson calls out the brutalization of Black women in N.W.A.’s lyrics and challenges the idea that the only occupying violence threatening Black America comes from the police

The new movie about the Stonewall riots replaces Marsha P. Johnson and Silvia Rivera in their own history with a white cis man. Read about the movie’s whitewashing of history.

For colored girls who have considered getting a nose job when contouring isn’t enough

This powerful piece calls for the U.S. to rid itself of the illusion that bombing Japan was anything other than annihilation for the sake of annihilation. Acknowledge, remember, and apologize for bombing Japan

Tyler Ford explains their experiences understanding their non-binary gender identity in this beautiful catharsis

The irony of white people in the U.S. caring more about Cecil the Lion than they care about Zimbabweans

Trans liberation and the military

If you are as horrified and unsurprised by the content of the GOP Presidential debate as we are, check out this funny and equally horrifying game: KKK Member or GOP Presidential Candidate?

This exposition of asexual characters in pop culture challenges the image of asexuality as a temporary condition instead of an orientation

Three years ago, Paramjit Kaur Saini, Satwant Singh Kaleka, Suveg Singh Khattra, Prakash Singh, Ranjit Singh, and Sita Singh, all Sikh-Americans, were massacred by white racial supremacist and terrorist Wade Michael Page. Remember their names and demand redress

Trans and cis women shut down traffic in Seattle, WA to protest a quota to fill an immigrant detention center operated by GEO Group, the second largest private prison corporations in the U.S. #Not1More

Kelly Osbourne and the tired narrative of immigrants doing the work Americans won’t


Art We Like

Illustrator Mohammed Fayaz is highlighting the normalcy of the lives of queer people of color by drawing them doing everyday things. Check out these reflections of our everyday lives here:

Rukhsana with Cap
Rukhsana with Cap
Bhai Log
Bhai Log
Histamines
Histamines

Projects We Like

This photo project illuminates Black beauty with incredible portraits:
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Paula Akpan and Harriet Evans started the “I’m Tired” project to expose the impact of racial stereotyping through photography. Check it out:
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The New Stereotype is a project working towards creating and expressing new style stereotypes of Black men:

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Videos We Like

Check out “Who Taught You How to Love Yourself? Black Womyn!”, a multi-media art project:

Here’s a reminder of Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad’s powerful Black magick in their poem “To Be Black and Woman and Alive”:

Watch this interview with Michael Brown’s mother discussing remembrance and the legacy of her son:

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