Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Links round up

Lashings of Ginger BeerPosted by Lashings of Ginger Beer

This week's round-up is a) late and b) short because Sebastienne went goth-clubbing. Sorry! If it's any consolation, the theme was "Dress to Kill" so she went as the SCUM Manifesto... anyhow, to the links!

George Monbiot - Unmasking the Press
"The corporate newspapers are the elite’s enforcers, misrepresenting the sources of oppression."
 Fat Heffalump - On “Leggings Are Not Pants and Other Values for Your Kids”
"I know it’s supposed to be a joke, ha ha, leggings are not pants is as important as the other issues, how funny.
Only it’s not funny.  It’s body policing.  It’s classist, ableist, judgemental bullshit wrapped up in a fluff piece for a highly visible online women’s magazine."
A Radical Transfeminist - Significant Othering: Attraction Down the Privilege Gradient
"All people who identify as unattracted to a marginalised group, such as transsexual people, fat people or minority-ethnic people, have a continuing duty to challenge this part of their sexual identity."


  1. Oh, gosh, thank you for the link! I am so excited to see the article linked from here! As luck would have it, I was planning to put together a collection of responses / questions to the article today, so if there's time there might be a new Significant Othering piece up tonight. Otherwise, watch that spot.

  2. @radtransfem: I really like the follow-up. Especially the condensed version of the 'BUT I'M NOT A RACIST' comments :)

  3. @Lilka: *laughs* There were some sad racists after that went up. They weren't angry, just sad. Poor sad racists. :(