Coming to you with another installment of “things we found around the internet”! Grab some snacks and browse our most recent list of interesting, positive, and positively rage-inducing media we’ve been chatting about among ourselves.
- In the category of “reasons why we need feminism” comes this succinct comic
- Interested in leveling up your personal awareness and understanding? Take a look at these informative posts:
- Find yourself making Devil’s Advocate arguments often? Here are some tips on making them more responsibly.
- Want some actionable steps for making the tech industry less hostile toward women? Peep this mother’s letter to her daughter’s high school programming teacher.
- Here are 5 ways white feminists can address our own racism.
- If you’re like me there are probably lots of created things that you love but that also contain problematic elements (hello, like, all media ever). Here are some ideas on processing the cognitive dissonance between fandom and feminism.
- An interesting perspective of what it’s like to be trans* and Muslim
- If you’re part of gaming culture you should be aware of Penny Arcade’s almost comical (if it wasn’t so awful) continued dismissal and insulting of people who try to call out their problematic attitude toward rape. You won’t see me at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in the future.
- Check out these two awesome-sounding gender non-conforming coloring books by Jacinta Bunnell!!
- I’d be remiss if I didn’t include some thought-provoking issue deconstructions right?
- A sex-worker talks about what’s problematic about the recent flash mob-style viral video about sex trafficking.
- This author articulates the reasons why I despise the “fitspiration” meme. (Kate – “This commenter won my intersectional heart: ’I find it funny that you address a serious mental health issue, such as anorexia nervosa, but 2 points earlier make reference to the “crazy-eyed hobo” as if issues in our society weren’t responsible (in-part) for both those situations. I appreciate the sentiment in this post, but I think there’s a lot to say about how we view people suffering from poor mental health, particularly in different social circumstances.’”)
- Black Girl Dangerous provides some amazing perspective on the trend of “food forests” cropping up around the country. (See what I did there?! But seriously, go read it.)
- Buzzfeed uses their gif-happy lighthearted style to actually provide some legit social commentary on gender and sexual identity stereotypes and heteronormativity here in What It’s Like Dating as a Femme Lesbian.
- And, finally, Marissa Alexander’s (the Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into the ceiling to deter her abusive and life-threatening husband) conviction has been overturned and she will get a new trial!
Hope you found our round-up interesting; tell us your thoughts and let us know what you’ve been reading and writing down in the comments!