Links

This is a collection of my favorite links and good information on topics people often ask me about. It’s updated as I find interesting and relevant things. Last updated: 16 July 2017

Feminist socialism, communism, and anarchism

Origins of the police

What To Do Instead of Calling the Police

Kinderkommunismus: A Feminist Analysis Of The 21st-Century Family And A Communist Proposal For Its Abolition // KD Griffiths & JJ Gleeson // 2015

Marriage Will Never Set Us Free” // Dean Spade & Craig Willse // 6 September 2013

“Gay Pride And Capitalism: What Is Pinkwashing?” // video by Shon Faye on “Shon This Way” // 19 June 2016 [link removed until Novara Media meets the demands of the survivor they’ve gaslit for the past several years #BoycottNovara]

Notes Toward a Theory of the Manarchist” // Ray Filar // Strike! Magazine // 14 January 2016

Money For Nothing?” on Universal Basic Income // Eleanor Penny & Aisling Gallagher // openDemocracy // 16 November 2016

Xenofeminism manifesto

Queer histories of leftist political action

Gay Left

Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries

Queer Nation

Lesbian Avengers

Bash Back!

Consent and accountability

SALVAGE: Gendered Harms in Activist Communities (research and a toolkit)

Survivor Defense as Abolitionist Practice: A collection of tools, tips, lessons and resources // Survived and Punished

We Are All Survivors, We Are All Perpetrators: What to do when someone tells you that you violated their boundaries, made them feel uncomfortable, or committed assault (a start)

DIY Space For London: Accountability Working Group (DSFL:AWG)

Doing It Better“: sex and consent zine

Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide To Stop Interpersonal Violence

Feminist Action Support Network

Your Options Are Limitless: A Polemic“: on tackling rape culture // E. Conner and Beck Levy // The Media // 22 May 2015

Trans/Gender

The Queer Poor Aesthetic // Shak’ar Mujukian // The Hye-Phen Magazine // 10 September 2016

“We Build A Wall Around Our Sanctuaries: Queerness And Precarity” // Joni Pitt (Cohen) & Sophie Monk // 28 August 2016; and follow-up “Let’s Try Communism: 10 Responses to ‘Queerness and Precarity'” // Jules Joanne Gleeson // 9 September 2016 // both on Novara Media [links removed until Novara Media meets the demands of the survivor they’ve gaslit for the past several years #BoycottNovara]

Notes on camp // Susan Sontag // 1964

Research about trans identity (links which seem good, but not yet vetted by me)

Pink Therapy (find a LGBTQ+ -friendly/-aware therapist)

Transzwiki — list of trans advocacy and support groups in the UK (regional and UK-wide)

UK Intersex Association — advocacy and support for intersex people

Queer Kid Stuff

The Trans Asterisk and Why We Need To Stop Using It // Gabriel // The Pulp Zine // 25 August 2014

Information for medical doctors and therapists

Good practice guidelines for the assessment and treatment of adults with gender dysphoria // Royal College of Psychiatrists // October 2013

Interim Gender Dysphoria Protocol and Service Guideline 2013/14 // NHS England

Professional Practice Board Guidelines and Literature Review for Psychologists Working Therapeutically with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients (of use to anyone working in a medical-professional capacity) // British Psychological Society // February 2012

Transgender people have PTSD-like trauma from social rejection and expectations of rejection // Andy Steiner, research by Brian Rood // Minnpost // 12 October 2016

White privilege

White Privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack // Peggy McIntosh // 1988

White Fragility // Robin DiAngelo // 2011

Sex work

The Laws That Sex Workers Really Want” // TEDx talk by Juno

Should It Be Illegal To Pay For Sex?” // Joan Smith vs @pastachips // Prospect // 13 October 2016

Amnesty International

Sex Workers’ Rights Are Human Rights

Introduction to research on why decriminalization is preferable to the “Nordic model”

Mental health

Emotional Labor metafilter thread (condensed)

“Mental Health Is Political” // video by Shon Faye on “Shon This Way” // 16 August 2016 [link removed until Novara Media meets the demands of the survivor they’ve gaslit for the past several years #BoycottNovara]

Surveillance self-defense

Surveillance Self-Defense

Email Self-Defense

Riseup

Why I asked my friends to stop using Telegram and WhatsApp [and use Signal instead] // Romain Aubert // 9 January 2017

Recommended tools

ProtonMail

Tor browser

Duck Duck Go — search engine which doesn’t track you or sell your data

KeePassX — password manager

Signal & Open Whisper Systems — messaging app which is end-to-end encrypted

Entertainment

The Best Time I Pretended I Hadn’t Heard Of Slajov Zizek // Rosa Lyster // The Hairpin // 14 June 2016

Pals

Andie Macario

Christopher Gill

Jo Hauge

Renée Reizman

Stacey Potts

Favorite publications and media platforms

base

Black Girl Dangerous

Tits And Sass

The Disorder of Things

Resonance FM

Beyond The Binary

Cakeboy Magazine

The Intercept

Novara Media Until Novara support survivors instead of gaslighting them, I won’t support them. Check #BoycottNovara on twitter for more details.

Organizations I admire (give them money)

Action For Trans Health

Galop

Sisters Uncut

WhereIsAnaMendieta

Bent Bars Collective

Movement For Justice By Any Means Necessary

English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP)

Sex Workers’ Open University (SWOU)

Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth (HASL)

Food Not Bombs (decentralized local chapters throughout the world)

More people who need your money

#DisabilityCrowdfund

#TransCrowdfund