[CW: rape] I Anonymously Reported My Rape for the Anonymous Attention
, by Nicole Silverberg for Reductress (2016-08-17). See, you can
write humor that deals with rape and that's actually funny.The Blood-bag: Co-narcissists and Narcissists in Tech
, by Marlena Compton and Valerie Aurora (2016-08-22). On people who enable narcissists (i.e. most people who work in the tech industry.) The "blood bag" metaphor is so good.How To Make a Real Commitment to Diversity
, by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (2016-08-17). The description of professors who give lip service to diversity in their programs but refuse to take the slightest risk to encourage it (or even to, you know, discipline predatory people) is so familiar.“You Do Not Exist To Be Used”: Dismantling Ideas of Productivity in Life Purpose
, by Gillian Giles for The Body Is Not an Apology (2016-08-17). "You do not exist to be used."
Shameless plug: buy a "San Fran Trans Co" shirt from my friend's collective!What It's Like to Have 'High-Functioning' Anxiety
, by Sarah Schuster for The Mighty (2016-06-27). In general I don't find "high-functioning"/"low-functioning" typologies to be useful, and I don't find everything in this article rings true for me, but some of it does.Meeting the Free Speech Crusaders Who Want to End Political Correctness
, by Sam Kriss for Vice (2016-08-17). This line is brilliant, about why Internet trolls love citing the notion of "debate": "It's not hard to see why: only in a formal debate do you have to give stupid and boring ideas a hearing they don't deserve."The Troubling Trendiness Of Poverty Appropriation
, by July Westhale for The Establishment (2015-11-23). "It’s likely, from where I sit, that this back-to-nature and boxed-up simplicity is not being marketed to people like me, who come from simplicity and heightened knowledge of poverty, but to people who have not wanted for creature comforts. For them to try on, glamorize, identify with. "I, Racist
by John Metta (2015-07-06). "But here is the irony, here’s the thing that all the angry Black people know, and no calmly debating White people want to admit: The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of White feelings."Activism, Language, and Differences of Opinion
, by Julia Serano (2016-07-19) -- links to some of Serano's greatest hits re: language, politics, and social justice.