Tuesday 2 August 2011

Links roundup

Lashings of Ginger BeerPosted by Lashings of Ginger Beer

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.

All Out, the LGBT campaigning organisation, has launched a new campaign to ask Facebook to allow people to present genders other than male or female on their profiles. Judging by the response when we raised this issue in our brand new Facebook sketch, performed for the first time at Moulin Rage, this is something that matters to a lot of you!

Queers with Beers is a podcast in which Ariel Silvera and Avery Dame discuss queer community issues and their nerdy loves. The most recent episode looks at callout culture in online social justice communities, and setting in gaming.

Womanthology will be a massive all-female comic anthology, including work by both new and established writers and artists, as well as "how to"s & interviews with professionals, and features showcasing iconic female comic creators. It's producers are currently raising money to cover the publication costs.

Rahat Kurd: The hijab is the most powerful item of clothing in secular Western society—and the least understood.

In praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series
"The character of Harry Potter is an obnoxious error in the Hermione Granger universe, made more obnoxious by his constant presence."

[TW for sexual violence] Addressing Abuse in BDSM Communities & [TW for victim-blaming, graphic descriptions of sexual violence] The response she got for speaking out

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