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Things I read recently that I found interesting

Thanks, Stavvers, for another great reading list!

Another angry woman

Wake up, sheeple, I have some links for you.

How Dare They Do This Again: Stonewall Veteran Miss Major on the “Stonewall” Movie (Miss Major)- Furious interview with a Stonewall heroine about the upcoming film which is erases people like her. You can donate to Miss Major’s life needs here, because she’s got financial trouble at the moment.

Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean ‘migrants’ (Barry Malone)- Very good decision from Al Jazeera, and this article is also a great primer on language.

I Can Text You A Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name (Aditya Mukerjee)- On Unicode Consortium’s fucked up priorities.

[untitled tweet chain] (@ztsamudzi)- Important thoughts on white people, racism, complicity, white supremacy and oh god just read it, it’ll only take you a minute and it’s fucking great.

The Bloody State Gave Him The Power: A Swedish Sex Worker’s Murder (Caty Simon)-…

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Things I read this fortnight that I found interesting

As always, Stavvers collects some thought-provoking articles. Love her posts.

Another angry woman

It’s round-up time, and it’s a little shorter than usual because I’ve been busy.

Dead name: why Facebook is wrong about who we are (Ray Filar)- Excellent piece on what actually constitutes a real name.

Ungrateful Fat Bitch (Femma Dilemma)- Gloriously furious poem.

Why Police Can Whack You with Sticks, But Not Spray You with a Water Cannon (Wail Qasim)- Important article on violent tactics in policing.

Decriminalise sex work for safety’s sake (ECP)- Signal boost for this pledge that you can sign.

The Queers Left Behind: How LGBT Assimilation Is Hurting Our Community’s Most Vulnerable (Colin Walmsley)- It looks as though the situation across the pond is much the same as here.

My Periodic Table (Oliver Sacks)- The famous neurologist is dying, and has written this beautiful, moving piece which made me cry.

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