Tuesday 11 March 2014

Linkspam: the Oscars, foodbanks, and other things you may have missed from the last... wait, *how* long has it been??

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So, we seem to be emerging from our customary hibernation, and have a bumper-sized links round-up of things we missed recently.

To begin with a theme, our first two links concern the Oscars...

On The Motley News, charish writes on The Fetishization of Lupita Nyongo - TW for discussion of systemic racism, as well as mention of violence (including sexual violence) against women of colour.

Laura Kate at the Geek Agenda tells us Why I can't stand Jared Leto's Oscar win - with references to cissexism, transmisogyny, and violence against trans women.

There's also been continued nastiness from a certain 80s Tribute Government, with Jack Monroe's Thoughts on the foodbank debate, from the public gallery

But the oldest link on this round-up is from 2011, the Social Justice League's Burquas and Bikinis: Introducing the concepts Macroproblematic and Microproblematic - a really useful post that some of us only discovered not long ago; it includes discussion of rape culture, body policing, slut-shaming and general misogyny.

The brilliant Reni Eddo-Lodge recently posted Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race - with triggers surrounding structural racism.

And Michelle Nijhuis suggested One Weird Trick to Undermine the Patriarchy - of particular interest to Tolkien fans and lovers of children's literature.

Gracie Hagen's photography series Illusions of the Body is a fascinating deconstruction of accepted norms of attractiveness, emphasising the effect of pose on people's bodies. This link is NSFW and includes nude photography.

An anonymous academic writes on the culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia - with a variety of severe mental health issues and outcomes discussed.

We're also just dropping a link to Dr Nadine Muller's site for everyone interested in literature from the Victorian era to the present day, feminism, and the challenges of existing in academia....

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