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.
“But I’m Otherwise In Compliance With Your Bigoted Cultural Norms!”
A fascinating post about intersectionality and the use of images of "acceptable" marginalised people in campaigning
The Temptation to Play "Good Fatty" is an interesting piece on the way fat people are required to defend their health status. Contains discussions of body image, PTSD, and triggers.
Miranda of Bad Reputation reviews a feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid
Jane Laplain writes about her experience of body shame from a trans perspective (contains triggers for transphobia and body image):
"Whatever body shame we do have, the thinking goes, surely revolves around the fact that we simply aren't "woman enough" physically and so we spend every waking moment trying to obtain that "woman enough" body. Piece by piece.
It's practically unheard of that a trans woman could feel anything other than gratitude for the ways in which she actually "meets or exceeds" expectations for what women are "supposed" to look like.
In other words, we can't possibly experience plain old misogyny, sexist oppression, and the inevitable internalized shame issues that come with having a readably feminine body.
Well, we can.