Welcome to another edition of weekend links! Each week, bluestockings staff curates a collection of links that reflect our mission as an anti-oppressive and intersectional publication.
Links We Like:
Alysse Dalessandro, along with other activists, critiques the current body positivity movement
“The term body positive has become synonymous with loving one’s body at any size. As the phrase has grown in popularity over the last few years, it’s become commercialized in a way that it doesn’t feel like it’s focused on helping individuals love themselves so much as it’s helping to line the pockets of big businesses who still enforce harmful beauty standards. With the influx of mainstream fashion campaigns and plus size models using the term, it seems like calling something body positive doesn’t necessarily mean that all bodies are included in the conversation.”
content notice: weightloss, fatphobia, sexual assault
Read this piece on why gender matters to emoji
#BlackWomenAtWork = treated like trash/paid less in corporate vs. actively abused, plagiarized, erased, exploited working indie. “Choices.”
— Trudy (@thetrudz) March 28, 2017
Read this twitter thread by @thetrudz about the multitude of ways she’s been mistreated as a Black woman at work and check out the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork too! Also, if you can, pay Trudy for this learning!
LaSha of Kinfolk Kollective speaks on how Issa Rae’s hit show Insecure takes on colorism. If you are able, support Kinfolk Kollective by donating!
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) March 29, 2017
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Watch Sampha’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert!