Welcome back to the Sunday Links following our brief winter hiatus!
On Liking Women by Andrea Long Chu is the best thing I’ve read all week. Chu takes a deep dive into feminist histories—shoring up politics of lesbianism, desire, and exclusion—and reveals a more complicated topography than the one I’ve often been told about so-called 2nd wave feminism. Go for the historiography, stay for alluring combination of witty prose and smooth theory.
Don’t miss Alicia Elliott’s memo to Canada!
Jordan McDonald writes about the ways queerness for Black women on TV, in characters like Nola Darling, Annalise Keating, and Nova Bordelon, “corroborate[s] deep-seated fears about Black women’s sexual agency.”
Reproductive Justice means thinking about maternal mortality.
Serena Williams and Black excellence, joy, and motherhood.
Ontario is raising minimum wage! And according to a recent study, increasing minimum wage creates more jobs than it kills.
Lynn Beyak has been expelled from the Conservative Party. (re-post) pic.twitter.com/WnjigsC3LW
— Robert Jago (@rjjago) January 5, 2018
Lynn Beyak is racist and has been removed from the Conservative caucus of the senate.
If you’re interested in how Silicon Valley thinks of itself and the politics and culture of tech, check out this interview with Fred Turner.