Russian government bans transgender people from driving

And other recommended reads from feminist blogger Emma Frankel-Thorin

January 26, 2015 · 3 min read

Russian government bans transgender people from driving – Not to detract from our own issues of transphobia here in the UK but this is really quite something.

Social media, online dating and Twitter pals: In defence of the internet – This is very beautifully written by a close friend of mine. Coincidentally we met through Twitter.

Woman brilliantly shuts down man who accuses her of lying on OkCupid – This man got owned and it was glorious!

Trolls and martyrdom: Je ne suis pas charlie – Although I too am absolutely horrified by the attacks, I will also not defend a racist publication.

One student’s tweets call out the biggest hypocrites marching for free speech in paris – Silly, clickbait title but excellent series of tweets on hypocrisy among world leaders regarding recent events in Paris.

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After the Paris attacks against Jews, some questions for the rest of the left – Silence from the left is pushing many of us away.

Trans life: getting the haircut you want isn’t always cut and dried – This is an absolutely wonderful barbers frequented and recommended by most people I know.

Now that white people have declared ‘bae’ over, black people can use it in peace – Majority culture’s adoption of the word, stolen from African American vernacular, distorted it to the point of misuse and meaninglessness.

Friends (sitcom): Where are they now? – Something a little more light hearted. I think it makes some really good points whilst also making me giggle.

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