Posted by Lashings of Ginger Beer Time
An e-petition has been going around to extend the Civil Partnership to polyamorous relationships. The idea of an e-petition is that a high enough (10,000) number of signatures would force Parliament to table and discuss the issue. This is an important petition not for the number of votes that the petition currently has, but the notion that Parliament could have the potential to recognise non-monogamy in the context of Human Rights, in the background of a relative mainstream invisibility around non-monogamy.
Here is an amazing post all about pre-WWII science fiction and fantasy by African-American and African writers. We want to read them all!
Lashings doesn't always agree with everything that is posted at Shakesville, but this post about privilege, the stigmatisation of mental illness and the ways in which both are used to shut down conversations about gun control is very strongly-written, and says a lot of things that needed to be said.
Another insightful post from Sikivu Hutchinson: Nice White Boys Next Door and Mass Murder
From the 'Oh, FFS' files: TV Meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired from her job for responding to negative Facebook comments about her natural hairstyle. If you can, please click through the link to sign the petition asking for her to be re-instated.
Here is a very entertaining gif featuring Hilary Clinton.
The Secret Histories Project profiles Dr James Barry: child genius, medical reformer, military surgeon and possessor of a very interesting gender history.