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