It has been a while since I did one of these, so about time for another!
The media is full of transphobia. The recent transphobic writings by UK writer Julie Burchill started yet another shitstorm. The media does not take these issues seriously at all and fucking it up is pretty much the rule. Here’s an example of the consequences of the irresponsibility of the media:
It doesn’t help, either, when complaints aren’t taken seriously:
- Comment: Julie Burchill – the message she is sending to trans people and aspiring writers – PinkNews
As for the original shitstorm from January, here’s a summary:
Trigger warnings all over the place …
Many may have heard about the conviction of two teenage boys for the rape of a teenage girl at a party last summer. You may also have noticed how the focus of the media have been on the two “promising young boys” tragically convicted of rape. No one seems to give the girl much thought in all this. The boys were such promising football players!
- Steubenville, Victim-Blaming, and Solutions to Rape – Fem2.0
- Steubenville & the Cult of Consequence-Free Forgiveness – Skepchick
Also, the anti-choice kooks in the US are getting oppressive laws passed:
A great article on women in movies:
I also want to point out my own post on Skepchick about yet another person, this time someone who should know better, making all sorts of bullshit claims about the Higgs boson.
- The Misunderstood Particle? – Skepchick
One common theme of this Worth Reading is: Fuck the media.