Required reading

5. ) Why everyone on TV has the same hair (Racked)
Notable quote:
“…you’ve likely noticed a startling trend. An epidemic, if you will. Everyone (well, every woman) on TV has the same damn hair. The same straight-up-top, loose-curls-on-bottom hair.”

4.) Celebrities read awful reactions to male survivors in this powerful PSA (Everyday Feminism)
Notable quote:
“Unfortunately, the experiences of men who have been through sexual violence are too often dismissed or misunderstood.”

3.) #Supergirl’s flimsy feminism and the erasure of women of colour in popular feminist narratives (BattyMamzelle)
Notable quote:
“There’s the argument to be made that since Supergirl’s feminism is actively very surface level, it can’t be expected to delve too deeply into issues of intersectionality and white privilege. However, even surface level affirmations have something of value to offer. Simple lessons about not being afraid to assert yourself in a workplace, dealing with female jealousy or not feeling obligated to reciprocate a romance you don’t feel, may be minor things in the grander scheme of the feminist movement, but they are still essential parts of it. They are still ideas that we want young women to internalize. By rendering women of colour largely invisible in Supergirl’s universe, we deny young girls of colour access even to that.”

2.) “‘Confirmation’ and the silencing of black women to shield black men” (HuffPost Women)
Notable quote:
“The implication is always, always, always that to get these men in trouble is to, somehow, betray them. And by betraying them, we are betraying our communities as a whole. It feeds into the false narrative that black women are endlessly strong. This narrative is glorified. And it is dangerous. It strips black women of their right to be vulnerable, our right to be weak, our right to ask for help, and our right to challenge abuse”

1.) What I have learnt from being (occasionally) white-passing
Notable quote:
“As a white-passing person, you also have to question your role in the issues you feel passionate about, and the opinions you hold and associate yourself strongly with. The visual aspect of ethnicity is hugely important in many, many race-centred discussions. “

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