Uhhh. WTF. These links may be especially triggering because they involve mutilation and sexual assault. I don’t even KNOW. [ETA: I'm moving the ones in question further down so they don't appear as excerpts on the front page.]
More on steampunk with POC. <3
Deborah Flanagan sounds like an AMAZING teacher!!
Prime example of male-centred thinking in the games industry. Call of Duty: Black Ops special outfits only works/worked for male avatars on Xbox Live / PS Home.
Chinese-Canadians and First Nations peoples: 150 yrs of shared history ULTIMATE ARCHIVAL JOY
To “punish” her for the car accident that killed her mother, a man began raping his teenaged daughter.
From the Other Patrick:
Women and LOTR
Twitter as a site of political activism? Neat! The only thing I’d add to this article about #ihadanabortion would be that this is especially powerful given that tweets are part of our national history, and that normally a history of elites wouldn’t include stories of women’s bodily sovereignty. <3 ARCHIVES HAVE POWER. <3
An 11-year old girl gives birth in Australia.
Girl told that she can either bring a boy to her school dance or come alone.
The tunnels beneath Las Vegas house an unseen world.
Black LGBT people are creating their own places of worship.
More on DADT. From Scarlett!
Also from Scarlett: More women are getting genital surgery to look “trimmer.”
A human rights tribunal will be judging the Canadian district that allowed a girl to be bullied
ALSO from Scarlett: Casting couch horror stories from two established actresses. The comments will bum you out.
SERIOUSLY? A rape survivor is jailed for not wanting to testify. From Tanya!
…and getting raped is a youthful indiscretion. Thanks, Etiquette Hell! From Garden Goblin.
Whistles translated! I gotta confess: my dad tried to teach me to whistle but it never stuck.
Cupcakes and gentrification: THE UN-ICED STORY.
WoodTurtle shares a birth story.
This list features 20 of the most influential female veterans in the US.
From the Other Patrick:
I was hesitant when I heard about Uwe Boll making a film about a heavyset superheroine, but also somewhat intrigued – but the trailer shows I should not have been:
OMG this is an amazing vampire story!!! “50 Fatwas for the Virtuous Vampire”
Hollaback! There’s an app for that.
Tor.com is looking for an editorial assistant. ALL HAIL ONE OF OUR FAVORITE AND MOST ACCESSIBLE PUBLISHERS!
Bint el Nas is a resource for queer Muslim and Arab women.
Here’s a GREAT response to the No Marriage, No Womb crap.
Okay! That’s enough commentating on the haps. Tomorrow you’re gonna see a wicked long post from me on the indigenous blogosphere and the role of indigenous feminism within it. I’m really nervous about this, particularly because it’s my NWSA presentation! Soooooo send me all your smart thoughts and wish me luck.