Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

A complement to our long-standing Shameless Self-Promotion Sundays, this thread is for recommending someone else‘s writings/events.

Especially welcome are links to those who are blogging on issues Feministe has not recently addressed (the links can be to older posts, just something you’ve found recently relevant).  Please save the self-promotion links for this Sunday – use this thread to let Feministe readers know about the other blogs you love to read, especially those on the margins of the mainstream social justice communities, who tend to not get as much exposure as they should.


Guidelines:

  1. Signal-boosting only here please (seconding/thirding etc is fine, but keep it short and sweet) ~ analytical discussions about various links belong on the Open Thread or Spillover.
  2. Include content notes/trigger warnings/NSFW alerts where needed as a courtesy to other readers.
  3. Keep this thread focussed on the linking – the idea is to make your comments on the other blogs being linked!  (adding relevant links for further related reading is always welcome)

 


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6 Responses to Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

  1. Jennifer says:

    The Feminist Wire did a series on disability issues–the afterword with a link to all the essays here http://thefeministwire.com/2013/11/afterword-the-disability-forum/

  2. delagar says:

    An excellent essay on the need for better science education in K-12 education over at Orion, written by Belle Boggs: “The Science of Citizenship.”

  3. PrettyAmiable says:

    TW: mental health issues, violence against women.

    I know Bleacher Report isn’t very small-time, but I found this article about Jovan Belcher, the football player who killed his girlfriend and then himself, deeply thought-provoking. It’s in line with my recent thoughts on mental illness as the scapegoat for all gun violence, where the outcome seems to be that everyone wants mental health screening (the better to discriminate against you with, my dear) but never actually address that the line between mental health and mental illness is so thin.

    It’d be nice if we could destigmatize mental health care and make it affordable (arguably not an issue for Belcher). I’m curious to see whether reduce the sum total of violence in that kind of a world.

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