It’s time for another round up of articles, blog posts and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.
Patrick Roche – “Lafayette Street” –
“Read international sites. Follow an assortment of news outlets. Don’t complain that the media didn’t tell you about a tragedy on the other side of the world. They did. You just didn’t click.” – The media did cover attacks on *insert country here*. You just weren’t reading it.
“As the band’s only person of color, and the West’s single most prominent Muslim celebrity, Zayn has faced misunderstanding to an unimaginable degree.” – Zayn Malik’s Next Direction
“I’m heartbroken that his careless assessment of me, based on skin color, could endanger my life. I’m heartbroken by the sense of terror I got from people whose job is supposedly to protect me. I’m heartbroken by a system that evades accountability and justifies dangerous behavior. I’m heartbroken that the place I called home no longer feels safe. I’m heartbroken that no matter how many times a story like this is told, it will happen again.” – My white neighbour thought I was breaking into my own apartment. Nineteen cops showed up
“I stopped doing obstetrics in 2009 to provide abortion full time for women who needed help. Invariably I field questions regarding my decision, with the most often asked being: Why? The short answer is: Because I can. And: Because if I don’t, who will?” – Why I Provide Abortions
“Megan tried to put herself in situations that challenged the intolerance she had been indoctrinated with. One evening, after speaking at a Jewish festival in Montreal, she and Grace passed a group of drag queens on the sidewalk outside a cabaret. She felt a surge of disgust, but when Grace asked if they could watch the show she agreed. “It felt illicit,” she said. “Like, oh, my gosh, I can’t believe I’m here.” She and Grace ended up dancing onstage during the intermission.” – Unfollow
“So, how does gaslighting relate to gender? There’s nothing inherently or even necessarily sexist about gaslighting, but gaslighting interactions are often sexist in a variety of ways.” – You’re Not ‘Oversensitive’ – Here’s How People Use Gaslighting to Dismiss Sexism