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The GF Heads-Up, 7/1/2016

Articles of the week we think you should read!


  • Christy Mack: The GF Interview Guerrilla Feminism
    • Christy Mack is primarily known for her work in the adult entertainment industry as well as having survived a very high-profile domestic violence case. We were fortunate enough to chat with her about what she’s up to now, how society victim blames abuse survivors, and what has aided in her healing.
  • Guerrilla Feminist Focus: Crista AnneGuerrilla Feminism
    • Best known for #OrgasmQuest, my project chronicling my fight to regain my orgasm after becoming anorgasmic as a side effect from the first anti-depressant that has actually worked for me. Beyond Quest, I’m the Co-Chairperson of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit Accessibility Committee
  • What one Native woman thinks everyone should know about Native people – Twin Cities Daily Planet
    • In organizing circles, there is a commonly accepted idea that you never have to be anyone’s teacher. As an Anishinaabe woman trying to do change making work, I’ve never felt like I have that option. There are so few of us, that if we don’t share our narrative, who will? If only half of us graduate from high school, how do we get our stories out there? If only 13 percent of us graduate from college, how much burden do we have to rely on that 13 percent to always be the ones to tell our story? To always be the ones at the table?
  • Here Is Jesse Williams’ Full Speech From the 2016 BET AwardsBillboard
    • “Let’s get a couple of things straight. The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander — that’s not our job so let’s stop with all that. If you have a critique for our resistance then you’d better have an established record, a critique of our oppression.If you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do: sit down.”
  • SCOTUS Just Banned Domestic Abusers From Owning FirearmsBust Magazine
    • A 6-2 Supreme Court decision, the crime of reckless domestic violence and abuse is now considered a misdemeanor that justifies firearms possession restriction. What does that mean? It means closing one of the many gaping loopholes in gun control legislation and cracking down on violent domestic crime. Most importantly, it means safer homes for those most at risk: women (especially women of color), LGBTQ+ folks, and children.
  • When White People Consume Blackness For Personal Gain – The Establishment
    • Cultural cannibalism. Jesse Williams described it at the BET awards as “mining Black gold.” bell hooks called it ‘eating the other.’ At one time, cannibalism was the literal ingesting of another’s heart in an attempt to absorb their strength and knowledge. In America, it’s colonialism, oppression, and white, hetero, cis, male supremacy. It is the utter and complete destruction of a culture that is then picked over for the tastiest morsels that is then shared among the destroyer with the rest being deemed useless and discarded.
  • I Have Seasonal Affective Disorder — In The Summer – Ravishly
    • Summer SAD, coined shortly after its winter counterpart, creates different symptoms in its sufferers. According to Dr. Rosenthal, people with summer SAD “often lose appetite, sleep and weight, and are agitated rather than lethargic — all opposite to the typical symptoms of Winter-SAD.”
  • How The Deaf And Queer Communities Are Tackling Oppression TogetherThe Establishment
    • Queer ASL classes can therefore be regarded as a form of resistance, reclaiming spaces by building interdependent connections between communities. The labor that Deaf-queer people put into sharing their language and culture with hearing queer communities carves out spaces for marginalized people to learn ASL.


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