Recommended Reading: August 22nd, 2015

Recommended Reading: August 22nd, 2015

By | 2015-08-22T18:41:47-04:00 August 22nd, 2015|Categories: Linkspam|Tags: |0 Comments

Every other Saturday we will post links relevant to survivors. Please feel free to discuss these links in the comments, or post more links! Trigger warnings appreciated, and self-promotion welcome.

Blanket trigger warning for all of these posts.

Lyssa Chiavari wrote about the myth of the “ideal” ace.

Sikivu Hutchison wrote about rape culture, misogynoir, and the erasure of black women who are brutalized, murdered, sexually assaulted, and still deemed “unrapeable.”

Related, Dee Barnes wrote about how Straight Outta Compton erases her and the other women Dr. Dre beat up. [tw: graphic details of violence, misogynoir]

How to tell if you’re being manipulated

Kate Nonesuch is writing a series about using trigger warnings in the classroom.  Here’s part one and part two.

There’s a report on Native girls’ experiences of sexual abuse and sex trafficking.

Swank Ivy wrote about how boys and girls are treated as warring factions, and girls are taught to tolerate abuse from boys from an early age, because boys are just like “a force of nature.”

Stephany Zvan wrote about abuse and power in activist spaces.

Olivia wrote about making space for quiet activism. She also wrote about empathy vs. sympathy, which is an important concept for those dealing with or supporting someone who has a mental illness.

Libby Anne wrote about the abysmal state of children’s rights.

Flibanserin was approved as “Addyi” to treat the outdated diagnosis HSDD in premenopausal women.

About the Author:

Elizabeth is a 30-something asexual woman who is often mistaken for a lesbian, due to the fact that she is partnered to a lady. She is actually bi (but not biromantic) and somewhere on the aromantic spectrum. She is formally trained in creative writing with a focus on non-fiction and poetry. She writes for The Asexual Agenda and maintains a personal blog called Prismatic Entanglements. In her spare time, she enjoys being cat furniture, coming up with new Pokemon strategies and never going to church.

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