Author: Anoushka

links for 8/17/2011

A great post about how transmisogyny is misogyny against all women. If you are telling trans women they can’t be women, you’re telling every woman on the planet she can’t be whatever she wants. That doesn’t sound very feminist to…

links for 7-8-2011

AlJazeera recently published this article lamenting the fact that more women politicians don’t identify as feminists. Flavia over at Tigerbeatdown goes into the nuances about why the AlJazeera article misses some crucial points. In Latin America, or at least in…

A rant about street harassment

To the guy who nearly knocked me down with his bike as I crossed the street in the pouring rain, yelling, “nice legs baby”: Fuck you. You ran over my foot, asshole. You are the reason I almost didn’t wear…

links for 28-7-2011

In Arkansas, as high school decided having a black girl as their valedictorian would be too controversial, SO THEY APPOINTED A WHITE CO- VALEDICTORIAN. This is actually so ridiculous I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Amy Winehouse passed…

links for 21-7-2011

A must read piece on the harmful policies affecting women living in poverty in america. Police crack downs on immigrant communities in Spain have been met with protests, cop watches and community resistance. In Indiana, a man was turned away…

links for 15-7-2011

Hey folks! Apologies for my long absence- I have had the world’s worst flu, but thanks to a team of vitamins and orange juice, I’ve kicked it in the pants! Now for some linkage, since it’s been so long. Thailand…

On colonial holidays

This weekend marked celebrations of nationalism all across Turtle Island, with canada day on july 1st and independence day today. But while we enjoy a long weekend, bbqs and fireworks, we must recognize the expense that was paid by the…

Rain on my Pride Parade

On Sunday I went to my first ever Pride Parade in new york city, an experience that began with sunshine and happiness, and ended in frustration and blistered heels. I’ve been to and participated in Pride Parades and events when…

links for 29-6-2011

This Swedish school is awesome. Over at Tigerbeatdown, s.e. smith writes a sobering piece on why the increasing corporatization of education in america means that graduate’s degrees mean less and less for a financially secure future. A young Muslim woman…

links for 20-6-2011

Father’s Day was yesterday! Did you celebrate it with meat? Meat is very manly. Or perhaps you just purchased your father a very manly card, praising his manly familial-providing… ness. But seriously, thank you to all the fathers, mothers, parents,…

links for 9-6-2011

In Canada,the Supreme Court ruled against the idea that an unconscious woman can give “advanced consent”. However, it was not a unanimous decision, as three of the judges thought this: The three dissenting justices argued that it would further women’s…