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.
🙂 Thank you!
Awful stuff ! Thanks for finding it and putting it out there ….
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.]