Random recommended reading

Happy new year, all.  Here’s some recommended reading to carry you through the holiday break/the terrible back-to-work blues.

Do you get really eye-twitchingly annoyed at men who sit on buses like their balls are the size of melons?  Gods, I do.  Fortunately there is not one but two Tumblrs where you can vent your rage (or feel comforted in the knowledge it ain’t just you.)  And an article! Hat-tip to SaigonSyl and her merry band of righteous Twitter followers.

Zoe Ferguson at The Wireless on the lack of credit our women athletes receive.

[Trigger warning: family violence, police inaction] Sometimes people’s response to violence is to say “Why didn’t you call the police?”  This letter in the Taranaki Daily News may give some insight.

A nice white boy gets himself arrested in New York to see how bad the justice system is from the inside.  Answer: really really bad.

What if you just made Bilbo a girl one day?  Find out in One weird old trick to undermine the patriarchy.

Another piece of evidence to add to the pile: Your assumptions about welfare recipients are wrong.

Fellow Kiwifeministblogger Deborah Russell is running for Parliament!  You can read her awesome stuff here.

A great post to make you think about disability binarism (i.e. the idea you can’t be a wheelchair user if you can walk.)

This video from Jimquisition on the terrifying epidemic of male gamers is the best thing I’ve seen all year.  Via Fake Nerd Guys.

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3 comments

  1. ObjectiveReality

    The Bilbo picture in that story should look [fatter]. Gender may not be important to his story but being tubby enough to stick in a door certainly is.

    [QoT: Edited for accuracy and to remove misogynist body-shaming.]