Feminist web round-up

The latest online reads collected by feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

November 30, 2013 · 2 min read

EmmaGender is more than performance – an extract from Julia Serano’s latest book.

Intersectionality, a fun guide – I really liked this comic in how it simply explains our need for intersectionality.

A case study of No More Page 3 –  a very thought-provoking piece on what it can mean to have popular support.

Sweden is now rating films for gender bias –  I found this to be an interesting approach, of course the Bechdel test is not a perfect system but I appreciate that they are at least trying.

Why this Janet Mock photo is more important than you think – I hope this photo speaks for itself.


Watch this amazing conversation between Bell Hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry – If you haven’t already seen this it is an absolute must watch.

Dr Magnati – a blog by the forensic scientist who became famous as Belle de Jour, whose writing became TV show Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Liley Allen’s anti black feminism – this is a brilliant break down and critique of the racism displayed in the recent offering from Lily Allen.

Are selfies radical? – this wonderful & empowering piece argues that they are, in retaliation to a recent Jezebel article.

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The truth wins out

Francesca Emanuele reports on recent attacks on Bolivia’s Movement for Socialism – and how the country’s voters were ultimately undeterred by disinformation tactics

Illustration of Algerian protestor by Intifada Street

Yetnahaw Gaâ! Algeria’s democratic resistance

Sanhaja Akrouf explains how the fear that stopped Algerians from joining the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 has now been broken

After the Spring

Despite the carnage of contemporary Syria and Libya, and the ruinous stalemate of Yemen, the euphoric appeal of what was once described as the ‘Arab Spring’ continues to feed revolutionary processes across the region, argues Toufic Haddad


Review – Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry

Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine's edited volume is a powerful indictment of the modern migration complex writes Nico Vaccari

End SARS and Fanon’s mission

The uprisings against police brutality that swept across Nigeria must be contextualised within the country’s colonial history, argues Kehinde Alonge

In the shadow of student rent strikes

Outside the media fanfare surrounding the recent wave of university-based militancy, one community's fight against developers goes on. Robert Firth reports