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Welcome to the weekly Lashings links round up! Feel free to add your own links in the comments, with a brief description and trigger warnings if appropriate.
Is Big Society Working? is a public art project that aims to investigate the impact of the UK Government’s budget cuts on real people. They invite people to get involved by sharing stories of how you have been affected by the cuts.
40 influential black female authors
Shakesville deconstructs a plan put forward by Arizona's governor to charge a fee to some groups of people using Medicaid, including those defined as "obese", and smokers. Triggers for fat hatred.
Bad Cripple writes about the problematic ideas behind some discussions of assisted suicide for people with disabilities:
"The message society sends is not subtle. There is a word that comes to mind—oppression. Add in an illness, social isolation, dependence upon others and the logical leap to thinking my life is not worth living is dangerously short."
Awww! This is adorable:
Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement, created as part of BeLonG To Youth Services annual Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Weeks. The campaign promotes friendship amongst young people as a way to combat homophobic bullying.