Tuesday 8 April 2014

Linkspam - 8th April 2014

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On Racialicious, Thea Lim explores the differences between Stories that Ally vs Stories that Appropriate, with particular reference to James Cameron's Avatar, and including reference to the historical and continued oppression of indigenous communities.

Cordelia Fine joins The Conversation to discuss a recent study within neuroscience that has been widely misrepresented in the press - New insights into gendered brain wiring, or a perfect case study in neurosexism?

Paul Cocozza at the Guardian takes a look inside the UK's first social supermarket.

Noelle, creator of Nimona, talks about body positivity and life-drawing classes - NSFW, and with reference to body image issues.

DavidG at Where's the Benefit? provides commentary on a recent speech from the Chair of the company in charge of extracting and sharing our medical records: Care.Data In Their Own Words.

At Sociological Images, Lisa Wade discusses that recent Snickers advert - you know, the one that mocks the idea that men can respect women.

On the Wire, Lilit Marcus explains Why You Shouldn't Share Those Emotional 'Deaf Person Hears For The First Time' Videos.

Slate writer Tressie McMillan Cottom highlights the dangers of ignoring structural racism and treating higher education as a market, on the occasion that Minneapolis professor Shannon Gibney is reprimanded for talking about racism.

Freedom in Wickedness offers a perspective on a piece of terminology that has created discord between and within trans and intersex communities: Once More, On CAMAB/CAFAB Terminology.

Stavvers writes on the almost unheralded shutting down of NHS Direct - in this instance, it is worth readinɡ the comments.

Musa Okwonga articulates why Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel, with triggers for racist oppression.

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