Hello and welcome to another weekly round-up and open thread. This is my first post as regular content editor for The F-Word and, in between having moments of sheer panic as I convince myself I have managed to publish half-finished posts to the blog, I am excited to be here and looking forward to getting involved in the running of the site.
While the poster may be new, the format is the same! Please read, absorb and enjoy this collection of interesting links from the past week and feel free to discuss in the comments section, or add your own link suggestions. As ever, linking does not automatically mean endorsement/agreement and some links may be triggering.
From the post: “Personally, I love shooting porn that expresses my authentic sexuality, and I love that I can get paid doing something so rewarding. But I’m well aware that my experience has been empowering because I benefit from an intersection of race, class, cis and body privileges. Only giving airtime to ’empowered’ sex workers perpetuates the oppressive structures that feminism should be fighting against.”
This directs to a series of short blog posts from women across the world, writing about why feminism matters (particularly from a writer’s/artist’s perspective but also more generally), encompassing topics such as gender segregation in Bangladesh, Black feminist publishing in the UK, female protagonists in the New Zealand film industry and the disappearance of Native Canadian women.
The photo is by Håkan Dahlström and is used under a creative commons licence. It shows some white snowdrop flowers with green shoots emerging from barren looking ground. The flowers are sharply in focus in contrast to the background, which is blurred and could depict either a woodland or city setting.