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Things I read this week that I found interesting

Another great roundup of links to blogs and articles, from Stavvers!

Another angry woman

Or rather, this fortnight. Getting a little lax on these. Been working a new job, in case you missed it. Definitely worth signing this petition. Anyway, here’s some things I’ve been reading.

On Whether You Have A Right To Sex (girlonthenet)- This really shouldn’t need to be said, but it’s said well.

On Continuing to Live In the Same World that Made Elliot Rodger (and Many Like Him) (Rachel)- Beautiful piece about living under misogyny.

Maya Angelou: a phenomenal woman (Reni Eddo-Lodge)- A touching obituary for a remarkable woman.

5 Reflections on the European Election Results (Novara)- Useful analysis of what happened.

Trigger warnings and toothpicks. (sometimes, it’s just a cigar)- On the importance of trigger warnings.

An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate (Juliana)- Are you this dick? Don’t be this dick.

Brown beauty: from TV to the high st the beauty industry is still…

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Above the “T”-storm, blue skies!

Some stories spotted by LEXIE CANNES – a good week for trans people, which makes a pleasant change.


trans rightsLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Did one man’s ego turn your week into a “T”-storm? If so, you might have missed these other trans-related things that happened during the past week — all far more newsworthy and positively impacting trans people than any tweet from RuPaul:

1) The so-called Medicare ban for SRS has been removed. There are still hoops you’ll have to jump through, even then, it is not a sure thing — getting matched with the right (and willing) doctor appears to be the key to success here. We will be watching this closely.

2) Trans actress Laverne Cox is on the cover of Time magazine. It doesn’t get more mainstream than this. But more important than this helpful “normalization” of all things trans in our society, this positive exposure by Time gave the Christian right a severe blow to the gut.

3) Houston, Texas, passed a…

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