Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee‘s latest photobook, XING, mimics and subverts stereotypes about east and south-east Asian women. She notes that
“The association between sex, sexuality and Asian women is almost inseparable – that’s not to say that it is wrong to consider Asian women as an attractive being, but it is more so the lack of agency that the Asian female is devoid of.”
Maangchi, aka Emily Kim, is a Korean chef that uses Youtube to make Korean cuisine more accessible. Watch her talk at Google below.
Folding Ideas analyses toxic masculinity in Fight Club.
Robert Chapman sheds light on the increased risks for autistic adults to become victims of domestic abuse.
White woman Barbara Harris targets women of colour addicted to drugs and pays them cash to get birth control. But it doesn’t stop there, folks! She pays them a lump sum of $300 to get sterilized. Modern day eugenics, anyone?
Director of First They Killed my Father, Angelina Jolie and her casting crew admit to taunting poor children with money in order to “garner raw emotion” from them.
Torre DeRoche describes what happened when she broke up with her partner…after writing a memoir about their relationship.
Solange speaks with her mum, Tina, and writer Judnick Mayard about A Seat at the Table.
I’ve hated The Secret since I was a kid. Mark Manson made the sacrifice of explaining why it’s terrible.
Former CEO of Thinx accused of sexually harassing her employees.
Irritating white man wishes he would be seen as Chinese. Kimberley Yam encourages him to take a seat.
At Asian American Comic Con, panelists discuss how they deal with being exoticized.
Image from Pri.org
Jessica Slane reviews Rocky Flintstone’s debut novel, Belinda Blinked.
Tired of seeing trans people’s stories erased and stolen for profit? More Than T is a documentary that interviews 7 trans and gender-non-conforming people. Watch the trailer below.
BBC’s documentary Q***r Britain follows LGBT+ culture and strife in the United Kingdom.
I was a huge fan of Daria back in the first few years of high school. Buzzfeed’s Cocoa Butter analyses Jodie Langdon’s character, and the way she comments on the systemic racism.
I love a good video essay even more than I love a shitty Disney movie. Let the unnecessary analysis begin!
Created by Alex Nguyen, and edited by Chau Bui, this video essay analyses the role of Asian men on American television.
Heather Alexandra interviews creators of knock-off Amiibo’s, and their reasons for doing so.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, turned a month old this Friday. Congratulations!!!!!!!
Featured image from Beyoncé’s Instagram.
Clarkisha Kent notes the irony of Sofia Coppola’s erasure of black women in her film adaptation of The Beguiled in an attempt to focus on “gender dynamics…not racial ones.”
Want to accuse women you don’t like of exclusionary white feminism? Hard Times has a handy guide.
Lydia Brown is an autistic disability activist and educator. See their work here.
Did you miss Belinda Blumenthal’s amazing keynote speech at the O2? She’s got you.
The Toronto Police make a heart-felt plea to be let back into Pride.
Alex Santaso explains the origin of some common English idioms.
Sometimes being estranged from your family can save your life. Jennifer Neal explains why.
For Father’s Day this year, Jay-Z supports organisations that post bail for men that are trapped inside America’s “exploitative jail industry.”
This year marks the centenary of the Russian revolution. My favourite article from Exeter University’s journal The Historian commemorating this event analyses the Tsarina’s role in the destruction of the Romanov empire.
On the second Friday of August, a man in South Queensferry covers himself in burrs and walks across town to bring the town good luck. Meet your friendly neighbourhood Burryman!
And finally, keeping in theme with my first mini-series:
Featured image Queensferry.net
Jacqueline Boxx, aka Miss Disa-Burly-Tease, is a burlesque performer that dances in her wheelchair. See her performances here.
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture‘s “Regionalism, Regional Identity, and Queer Asian Cinema” edition is available online here.
Richard Spencer’s podcast, Vanguard Radio, has been banned from Soundcloud.
And finally, have some dreadful fanfiction.
Hello, friends! Let us mourn the death of LGBT+ and black culture under Katy Perry as she attempts to reinvent herself.
Max S. Gordon argues that The Handmaid’s Tale describes a black woman’s experience under the guise of a white handmaid.
Mari Yamamoto and Jake Adelstein discuss how the Japanese government under prime minister Shinzo Abe is institutionalizing his love of fascism.
Candace Bond-Theriault proclaims her sexuality in the face of bi-erasure.
Life After Hate is an organisation that seeks to help individuals leaving hate groups.
And in this week’s spirit of hating celebrities, “if Pewdiepie is Youtube’s top talent, we are all doomed.”
And finally, I’m going to try and start publishing a new article every Wednesday. See you soon!
Arist and illustrator Miranda Tacchia’s draws unimpressed, blunt women. Find more of them on her Instagram.
Transgender Thai women continue to be conscripted into army as if they were men, unless they can prove they have “gender identity disorder” as well as having sexual reassignment surgery.
Larry Mantle of AirTalk interviews Carly Mee of SurvJustice and law professor Sherry Colb about “stealthing,” its possible legal consequences, and what this could mean for victims of rape.
SurvJustice is a US-based organisation that advocates for justice for victims of sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.
Vreni’s comic at The Nib details her experience with abortion.
Adam Clark Estes profiles the Portland airport carpet that became a hipster icon.
Jen Deerinwater argues that white feminism fails Native Americans under Trump.