Internet readalong (is a little late tonight)
* This week in plagiarism: Gene Simmon's son rips off Bleach, Hellsing, and a bunch of other manga for his own 'original' comic
. Really, really obviously. Also there were shenanigans that went down with Hot Topic (surprise!), a band tshirt, and a ripped off author on Twitter. There's no writeup that I can find about it, but the main players were Verabee
(the artist), Poisonrational
(the one who got shit sorted out), and Pierce The Veil
writes a gorgeous piece on fat shaming, sin eating, and US capitalistic society
: The issue... it's that I'm taking up too much fucking space. I'm the consumer you can blame; you can tell I'm a wanton consumer by my waist size; if it weren't for me, there would be plenty of health care to go around! Plenty of food for starving waifs, plenty of fuel for thin active soccer moms to gas up their SUVs, plenty of resources. It's not that we need to fix the infrastructure or that there's anything wrong with the way the average American uses food or fuel; it's not that there's anything wrong with giant corporations that will happily trade away resources, dignity, public health, and human life for a profit. None of that stuff is the problem; I am the problem. If I would just fucking go away, there'd be enough food, and fuel, and health care for EVERYONE.
* Anti-Theist Angie has been livetweeting her abortion
(fb induced) and also has a bunch of youtube vids up
on all kinds of topics. See this factsheet
for more information on FB induced abortion.
* Racebending.com has a short vid up
about the history of yellowface as well as an analysis
of the extended version of the Airbender trailer.
* A couple days ago, the_future_modernes expressed an interest
in seeing the US atheist movement critiqued from a social justice perspective. I immedietly thought of Towards an Intersectionality of Atheism and Race
but, uh. Since the_future_modernes
is the first commenter there, she's probably already read it. Still, it's a good read and an important topic.
* Another oldie-but-goodie - shadowfae
's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Tia Dalma conflict
: What are my issues with Tia Dalma as a character? Presentation. In this trilogy, Disney's writers felt it was okay to tastefully weave history in the plots and portrayals of their white fictional characters, but decided to rely on stereotypes when it came to the stories of the people of color in these films - Tia Dalma in particular, and African spirituality and Black folk practices specifically.
* Via Racialicious - Blanco: In Solidarity with 1.3% of UCSD
: Dr. Blanco was an inspiration for many of us, student of color organizers, while attending UCSD. In the letter, he contextualizes the “private party”, discussing why outrage is justified and why Filipino American students should stand as allies with our African American brothers and sisters.
* On TNC, Adam Serwer talks about the American Takfiris
: The American conscience is often slow to action, but not because it cannot recognize evil--but because our view of ourselves as a people guided by justice is so important to who we are that when confronted with proof of our own shortcomings, we recoil in shame and precious vanity.
put up a quick link roundup
about the end times (aka scary social justice shit that is going on right now
* There's a new That's Gay episode, hurray!
* Although it looks like there won't be any more Target Women with the amazing Sarah Haskins
. But we'll be getting movies from her, so it's not all bad.
* So I've lived in Dallas for a year and a half now. And the thing about Dallas is that there are these red pegasi everywhere
. Like, life size statues in random lobbies
and parks and things. It was surreal. So I finally googled the thing and it turns out the winged red horse is the symbol of Dallas
. I'm having an interesting time incorporating this into my view of the city.
* For Follow Friday: If you're looking for interesting, intelligent women who write about interesting, intelligent things, you should check out the journals of rydra_wong
, and ciderpress
* ( Music! Ciara, The Cat Empire, and Patrick Wolf. )