10 Things I Liked Enough to Show You: 6–12 June 2015
Daniel Rozin's interactive fur mirror, featured at Colossal, needs to be in my house:
Mira Jacob's "37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son" at BuzzFeed Ideas:
"Are white people afraid of brown people?"
Amanda Filipacchi's "How to Pose Like a Man" at The New York Times:
Two days before the shoot, I flipped through a book of Ms. Ettlinger’s photos to get a sense of how authors typically dressed for their portraits. I made a startling discovery: The male and female authors posed differently. The men looked simpler, more straightforward. The women looked dreamy, often gazing off into the distance. Their limbs were sometimes entwined, like vines.
Xiaoyun Zhang's "Sharing block lists to help make Twitter safer" at Twitter Blogs:
Today we’re making it possible to share block lists on twitter.com. This new, advanced feature makes blocking multiple accounts easy, fast and community driven.
Kevin Brown's "FIFA is still subjecting women to the demeaning practice of gender testing" at Fusion:
Particularly striking was Añonma’s recollection of the time – after scoring the goal that clinched the 2008 African Women’s Championship for Equatorial Guinea – that she was called in by tournament officials and forced to submit to a humiliating round of gender testing, after the defeated South African team launched accusations that she was not a woman.
Andrea Phillips' "Get Thee to HR, to Be Hanged" at Andrea Phillips:
I'm starting to think we need some kind of Geneva Convention for public online discourse. Social media is not the arbiter of justice, and we should not be serving as judge, jury, and executioner.
James St. James' "These 25 Examples of Male Privilege from a Trans Guy’s Perspective Really Prove the Point" at Everyday Feminism:
…just as fascinating as it was to witness my mental and physical changes, it was just as equal of an adjustment to comprehend how other people were responding to me.
In short, I was being treated better by everyday America because people were reading me as a young, white, straight (?!) male. And I recognized many new privileges that came my way because of it.
I fell down a late-80s Eric B. & Rakim hole this week:
T.C. Sottek's "If this is the beginning of the end of Reddit, then Reddit deserves to die" at The Verge:
…that's what we're talking about here. A bunch of people who are mad that a private company (Reddit) isn't willing to tolerate vicious mockery and other toxic behavior in its living room. There is no grand censorship happening here, despite what these trolls want you (and each other) to believe.
Puck Matz's "5 Things Cis People Can Actually Do for Trans People (Now That You Care About Us)" at The (Trans)cendental Tourist:
Here is a short list of standards and principles you can integrate into your daily life to be an all around better person, and to do something with your cisgender privilege (beyond asking pronouns and not asking stupid questions, which are also important) in the era of armchair activism.