Akala – Fire in the booth

And other recommended posts by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin.

August 4, 2014 · 3 min read

Manfeels Park webcomic – So funny and often true

On gay rights, feminism and Pride events – This is a valuable piece about the roots of certain causes.

More than 1,000 children under 10 stopped and searched in five years – Another reason why stop & search needs to be abolished.

Mixed emotions as Jezebel gets new editor – Such disappointing news.

Trigger warning: breakfast – Every rape survivor or victim has a different story with different triggers. Everyone behaves differently & experiences their trauma in a diverse manner.

Passport official suspended over ‘interrogation’ of gay applicant – The home office is riddled with homophobia & clearly needs a complete overhaul.

On trans-exclusionary radical feminists – I think we can all agree that this isn’t cool right?

Suarez got a longer ban for biting than racism – I mean biting isn’t good but surely racism is a slightly more pervasive & serious issue?

Sierra Mannie on black female stereotypes and gay men

The problem with “feminist knickers”

23 women show us their favorite ‘position’

Response to the recently viral ‘sex spreadsheet’ – TW for discussion of rape, rape culture, abuse & sex. Sexual education needs to change drastically.

Black Womanhood Defined as Drag Performance – This on the policing of black women’s beauty is one of the best things I’ve read all year.

EmmaEmma blogs at: www.emmaquitefrankly.blogspot.co.uk and Tweets: @ExtraFT



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