Tuesday 12 April 2011

Links roundup

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.

Lashings' own Dr Carmilla has written an excellent post about gendering trans people.

The Biggest Lie in British Politics - Johann Hari meticulously deconstructs the idea that cuts are necessary.

FATPOCALYPSE - activist tools for preparing for the end of days fat oppression. Offered as an antidote in case you clicked around Johann Hari's site and found out how sadly he has internalised fat hatred.

Trans Media Watch offers guidance for the media when portraying trans people, and guidance to trans people when dealing with the media.

From Sociological Images: Resistance, Language and the Toronto SlutWalk:
In January a member of the Toronto Police force, Const. Michael Sanguinetti, suggested to students at York University that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized” (source). In response, SlutWalk was born. The SlutWalk, which strode just yesterday, was a march designed to draw attention to the way in which the term “slut” is used to stigmatize and invalidate women.

Mary Evans responds to David Willetts' recent remarks about feminism and how it's to blame for the lack of social mobility. Triggers for misogyny and classism.

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) have revised their guidance on LGBT equality at work

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