Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Linkspam: trans rights, food stamps, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Posted by Lashings of Ginger Beer Time
Collapsed in a post-Edinburgh heap...
From the US, lydy has written an excellent article about why food stamps matter, along with fantastic discussion in comments [content notes: poverty, food scarcity, debt, abuse].
Closer to home for Lashings, the UK government removed explicit protection for trans kids from its guidelines on teaching the national curriculum, but rapidly reinstated it following petitions & other pressure. Natacha Kennedy has submitted a Freedom of Information request; watch this space...
Back across the pond - but remaining on the topic of trans people - have a linkspam on the theme of Chelsea Manning.
And kaberett has suddenly jumped on the BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH SO FANTASTIC bandwagon - having seen him using a crowd of photographers to send a political message to the UK government [images, no transcript].
What have you been reading, writing or thinking about this week?