A transwoman was murdered in her apartment in NYC. I’m keeping her family and friends in my thoughts. <3 The comments are really foul.
I am also mourning the injuries experienced the 7 yr old pimped out by her 15 yr old sister. There’s a lot of pain in this story. [ETA: Lilacsigal reminded me that the way I phrased the above hides that the 15 yr old was also raped. That wasn't my intent at all, and I'm sorry for implying that she's the one at fault.]
From Firebird: Do plus size models make women feel bad about themselves? Here’s the ASU study. Here are some thoughts on “the perfect fat.” Here are some more on sagging. Here’s some dumb shit on how men are different from women.
From SunlessNick: It’s about she and a friend crossing the US/Canada border and being questioned by DHS (CatieCat because they wanted more proof that she intended to return to Canada, the friend because she’d put all her meds in one bottle rather than carting several bottles, which is technically illegal, apparently, and led to the suspicion that she intended to sell them). In essence, the border guards let them go because they believed them, which CatieCat uses as an object lesson in white privilege.
Slut-shaming leads to Northampton teen’s death.
Reflections on black women and interracial dating. There’s a lot there I could unpack but I’m drinking some matcha tea and it is the BEST THING IN THE WORLD. I refuse to yuck up my yum just now. I greatly prefer these tender, young, fresh leaves over the icky old brown ones typically used in tea. Perhaps my enjoyment of its numminess is tied to privilege, access, signifiers of taste as indicators of status symbols, and perceptions of desirability. (Oh, Maria, I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE. You compared women to objects as signifierss of affluence, status, and taste! I bet you were going for a metaphor about male privilege in the West. You silly billy you. I bet you are using tea here specifically because it’s tied up in imperialism and colonialism, much like the trends objectifying and devaluing particular women’s bodies.)
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