It's that time again! The 6th FCSFA is up at Kaleidoglide!
In other links;
The 16th Carnival of Radical Feminists is up at Gorgon Poisons. And the very first post talks about something I've run into a lot, and one of the things I didn't like about FFF, that Jessica kept pointing out how "not all feminists are ugly, hairy, man hating lesbians." As the host says, it's "distancing behavior" and imo really counter productive and hurtful to those of us who are ugly, or hairy-legged (me!), or lesbians...
“You’re one of the few sane feminists” Or “You’re one of the good feminists” or “For a feminist you’re not so bad” and similar statements are not compliments. The first one is disabilist, and the whole thing is shitty anyway. Like “Your values are shitty, but you’re not so bad” or “I like you, but I don’t like most people who beleive the things you do.” or any other version of ‘your value system sucks’
Habladora talks about how gender policing hurts kids at Feministe.
There's a new online magazine on the block. Chay; Having observed in Pakistani society, a disturbing tendency towards fear and shame around issues of sex and sexuality - that is to say, around a normal human interaction - the founders of Chay Magazine feel that sex and sexuality should enter the public discourse. The taboo and silence around sex and sexuality are oppressive on all of us, irrespective of gender, and lead, at the very least, to unhappiness in our daily lives and, more often, to violence, shame, depression, ill health and general social malaise.
I expanded my cisgender post and put it up through my Feministing Community account.
Monica at TransGriot reminds us that All Black Transwomen AREN'T Hookers
And Dominae at Feminist Review adds one more book to my never ending list.