Hey lovelies! We’re going to ease you into another week with a wrap up of some of the things we’ve been reading from around the social justice internet. Make sure to share what you’re reading and writing and your thoughts in the comments below!
- University professor and mother Alice Dreger talks about our cultural aversion to teaching children about sex and asks: what if we admitted to children that sex is primarily about pleasure?
- Remember when bell hooks “called Beyoncé a terrorist” and the internet erupted? Well the Crunk Feminist Collective gives some serious context and nuance to the conversation as well as a healthy dose of things to think about
- A growing number of US university students are starting to ask their schools to include trigger warnings on literature
- NPR condemns music critics for almost entirely ignoring Irish opera singer (mezzo soprano) Tara Erraught’s talent an performance in favor of insulting and fat shaming her in their reviews, a treatment they [gasp!] don’t similarly extend to her male colleagues. (content note: excerpts from critic’s fat shaming reviews are quoted)