Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

These signal-boosting posts are a complement to our long-standing Shameless Self-Promotion Sundays, this thread is for recommending someone else‘s writings/events. Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting.

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, and activist/celebration events you long to attend, especially from those on the margins of the mainstream social justice communities, who tend to not get as much exposure as they should.

Netiquette Guidelines:

  1. Effective signal boosting names the article author(s) and/or organising bodies.
  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!  (seconding/thirding etc is fine, adding extra Content Notes for the benefit of other readers is a community service, linking further/related reading is always welcome, but keep it short and sweet)
  4. If you have Reasons to not leave a response on a recommended article, don’t just dump it on this thread  ~ analytical discussions about various links belong on the Open Thread or Spillover.

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4 comments for “Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

  1. trees
    April 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    A sort of mini roundup of memorial statements:
    Voices: RIP Karyn Washington, Founder of For Brown Girls (1992-2014)
    For USians, at end: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  2. April 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    SPLC report: Users of leading white supremacist web forum responsible for many deadly hate crimes, mass killings

    Nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by active users of the leading racist website, Stormfront, according to a report released today by the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.

    Registered Stormfront users have been disproportionately responsible for some of the most lethal hate crimes and mass killings since the web forum became the first hate site on the Internet in 1995, a month before the Oklahoma City bombing. The report found that hate killings by Stormfront members began to accelerate rapidly in early 2009, when Barack Obama took office as the nation’s first black president.

    These people are not hiding in shadows. They’re actively outing themselves online and being egged on by their peers.

  3. April 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    [content note: ableist language, discussion of cyberbullying, harassment, rape threats]
    Doctor Nerdlove: Ending Sexual Harassment In Geek Culture
    This post makes some great points which are undermined by his continued use of “insane” to describe the swarms of misogynist abuse. The gleefully vindictive use of intimidation as a silencing tactic is the reverse of insane – it is mindful calculation based on the known historical effectiveness of threats in getting folks to STFU – it really does work a lot of the time, and that’s why it continues to happen.

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