Welcome to the (almost) weekly Lashings links round up! Sorry we skipped a links round up last week - we're all pretty busy preparing for Edinburgh! Feel free to add your own links in the comments, with a brief description and trigger warnings if appropriate.
In An Open Letter to David Cameron's Parents, Nathaniel Tapley responds to the Prime Minister's moralizing about the riots.
But, of course, this is different. This is just understandable confusion over the rules of how many houses you are meant to have as an MP. This doesn’t show the naked greed of people stealing plasma tellies.
Sindelókë gives a useful metaphor for understanding privilege
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a cute, funny web series about.... an awkward black girl.
Remember the "It Gets Better" project? I thought it had jumped the shark when David Cameron recorded a contribution, but then a teenager from Texas went and proved me wrong. [TW for references to child abuse] - you're not alone (YouTube video, but all the content is written on cards, so can be viewed without sound).