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Karnythia has a great post calling out Harlan Ellison for being a sexist racist jerk. She also talks about the weirdness associated with this petition to make K/S Trek canon. Sparkymonster linked to a cool analysis of cultural appropriation in fandom here .
In other publishing industry news of fail, Ellen Datlow offers some links related to the Liar cover issue. In news of the good, Alexis Pauline Gumbs has posted a GREAT video on black queer women’s publishing.
Some judges in Australia think it might be hard to, say, NOT RAPE PEOPLE WHEN THEY’RE DRUNK. Also, Aboriginal children don’t deserve hospital treatment. And you can’t ride the bus while wearing a veil.
TroubleInChina talks about the issues facing disabled women in Canada, particularly homeless women. I imagine putting that in conversation with this article on a dude who just gave up money would be an interesting exercise in discussing sexism, ablism, and age-ism. Anyways, for IBARW, TiC also talked about Jordan’s Principle. I should have more IBARW posts up next week.
EverySaturdayMorning talks about being a clinic escort at an abortion clinic. I used to do that, and it’s… surprisingly intense, even in places you’d think of as really liberal. I keep wanting my guy friends to come use their male privilege for some good, but I think they (and a lot of my other female friends, to be fair) think that because abortion is legal and accessible in our area, it’s also safe/easy to get to.
The Coil Review looks like a fun resource if you’re into natural ethnic hair styling.
Oh jeez — think about how much fun it must be at work a con while female. Flashbacks to OSBP? Anyways, Gail Simone promises vengeance, which I think might make her the best ever. GayGamer.net also includes the email they wrote to EA on their site.
The Guardian published some excerpts from Exit Wounds, a collection of poetry on the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Cameras are rolling on the first ever indigenous language sci-fi movie!
Laurell K. Hamilton did an interview for Cat Adams.
The_Zedster in BF posted a useful set of links describing a really awful case in Louisiana where a woman was tazed after her child was brutally murdered.
It never occurred to me to think about DADT and money!
This is a great post on “conscious” hip hop.