Weekend Links, Vol. 78: covering cultural imperialism

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

Read about 20 trans people, predominantly people of color, who were murdered this year, and remember their stories

“Red Origins” is a new African anime series that explores African Oral Folklore with magic and futurism, and its creators are running a Kickstarter campaign to finish its pilot episode.

Viral videos and the Western world’s cultural imperialism

Why getting the gender “right” isn’t the issue when it comes to intersex people and unnecessary surgery

A group of artists in Rhode Island are showcasing art-activism from people who identify as women, trans, and youth artists in this powerful exhibit!

6 underground unisex labels delivering style

Bordering on factual: well-intended attempts at imagining a North America that was never colonized by Europeans

Chicago activists shut down a police board meeting to demand accountability from Rekia Boyd’s murderer

Why you shouldn’t have to think about your mother or sister to feel compelled to protect Black women

A group of activists in New York City painted “Gay Liberation” statues brown to protest whitewashing of history

“Culture eats culture and spits it back out, an undying monster”: tracing the story of black lipstick

Do not sleep on this detailed history of the term “misogynoir”, a term coined by Moya Bailey, and explanation of its meaning and relevance

Praise this person who collected this list of sensible responses to white nonsense

Tamara Winfrey Harris talks about the “Black woman problem” and her new book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the change of heart white America must have

This useful comic will help you understand the difference between “Latino” and “Hispanic”

At the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Black residents are experiencing heightened struggle

Vivian Geeyang Kim responds to Julianna Haahs’s article about Korea’s unrealistic beauty standards

Architecture of Segregation: the causes and effects of deteriorating neighborhoods


Art We Like

Tae Lee is an artist born in Seoul, South Korea and currently living in Los Angeles, California. Check out his artist spotlight and view some of his awesome work:

to the flora and to the fauna
to the flora and to the fauna
show me the way to shake a memory
show me the way to shake a memory
i am strength, free from selfish attachment.
i am strength, free from selfish attachment.

Videos We Like

Hear couples talk about their beautiful trans love in the Black community:


Feminist Tunes

Kodaikanal activists remade Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” to make an incredible protest song against Unilever, which contaminated their environment and has not made amends:

14-year-old Renata Flores Rivera covered Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” in Quechua, the ancient indigenous language of South America:

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