Your new favourite podcast is here – check out Heavy Content, a podcast where Samantha Nock watches everything with a fat character in it and lets us know if it’s good or soul-crushing. The first episode is on the trope of the Fat Best Friend!
Prisoners across the US and Canada are refusing food as part of a major prison strike. This is a good article on why prisoners are striking, and these are the demands of those incarcerated at the Burnside prison in Nova Scotia
“I’m afraid of women who, when I share my experiences of being trans, try to console me by announcing “welcome to being a woman,” refusing to recognize the ways in which our experiences fundamentally differ. But I’m especially afraid of women because my history has taught me that I can’t fully rely upon other women for sisterhood, or allyship, or protection from men.” An excerpt from Vivek Shraya’s I’m Afraid of Men
“Little of how these senior scholars have conducted themselves online convinces me that they are willing to help minoritized, vulnerable people, if that help means risking their standing in their various coteries.” Caliban Responds: Keguro Macharia on the defenders of Avital Ronell