Bored at work? Check out these links of great interest!
Cathrynne M. Valente is going to be releasing chapters of Circumnavigating Fairyland every Monday. Yum.
Voz-Latina calls out cis women for not paying attention to trans issues.
This article on heterosexual privilege might be a good resource to those of you interested in being a good ally.
Zvi calls out fandom for its unimaginative descriptors of Uhura. You should also check out the racism hidden in the new Transformers movie. By “hidden,” I mean “completely not obvious to anyone at all ever.” Zvi has actually been a very busy beaver these last few days… zhe’s also got a post up on trigger warnings and fanfic. Darkrose responds to this post here.
The Lesbian Poetry Archive is expanding by leaps and bounds.
In news of of the F’ed Up, an indigenous woman was separated from her daughter by MS authorities. Who knew ENGLISH was a parental requirement? If you want to help the mother and child in question, check out this post from FlipFloppingJoy.If you would instead like to read more about Diners Club and their offer of Vietnamese brides, check out AngryAsianMan’s post here. Racewire is also talking about it.
TroubleInChina has a bunch of neato links on ablism in schools and Star Trek. Of particular interest is this discussion of Geordi’s blindness.
Marjorie M. Liu has a book-based scavenger hunt. One of the characters from Hunter’s Kiss has written a letter to the protagonist of that series; this letter is canon but will NOT appear in the books.
Gabi from Young,Fat,andFabulous interviewed America’s Next Top Model’s first “plus-size” winner.
Below are some links that are NOT safe for work! They’re just of great interest.
SugarBank’s got some reflections on the recent AIDS outbreak in the porno industry. Here‘s some discussion of how this issue gets read as a gay issue specifically, even though AIDS itself doesn’t discriminate.