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
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the Lorena Borjas Community Fund need support collecting bail for a Black transwoman in an NYC jail. Join their work to support Black trans women fighting for survival
How the clichéd representations in Sense8 reveal failures in global imagination
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book was met with horrific coverage in Holland, replete with blackface illustrations and derogatory language. The lack of accountability from the editors of NRC Handelsbad exposes a particular Dutch commitment to ignore Blackness (and therefore anti-Blackness) within its own borders.
Sesame Street, which was created to help children from low-income families keep up with their peers, is being gentrified.
The interrupters: 5 leaders in the movement for Black lives reflect on disruptions at Bernie Sanders rallies
On the differences between poverty in Black and white communities
“Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” starring a crafty Black girl is the newest addition to the Marvel Universe
What the United States owes to Puerto Rico (hint: not a prolonged debt crisis)
Ten Years Since: a meditation on being Black and alive in New Orleans
“What is the significance of either Sanders of Clinton producing ‘racial justice’ platforms when they remain in a political party that is complicit and invested in the destruction of black neighborhoods…”: why Black voters need to hold politicians accountable. And along a similar vein, why Bernie Sanders can’t save Black people
St. Louis County declared a state of emergency to control protestors congregating on the one-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s murder. Then white militiamen descended on Ferguson to disperse protestors
Miss Major, a Black transwoman, activist, and elder talks about the new Stonewall movie
Afrostream is an incredible alternative for all of us who are fed up with Netflix and want to see Black folks on the screen
MyTransHealth is a new startup that is working to connect people to trans-friendly doctors
Videos We Like
Jay Smooth breaks down the hypocrisy of liberal defenders of Bernie Sanders / impugnment of Black Lives Matter protestors:
This spoof of the upcoming Stonewall movie exposes just how whitewashed it is:
Tokyo Vanity made a video for her new song “That’s My Best Friend” and it’s incredible:
Janelle Monae made a powerful, revamped version of “Hell You Talmbout” to remind everybody to remember the police’s murder victims:
The Kominas, true to their form, created a song to expose the xenophobic paranoia “See Something Say Something” commands induce: