Friday is linkday!
- Bitch Leadership Council member and Feminist Coming Out Day organizer Lena Chen shares her experiences writing a popular sex blog as a college student on Salon.
- RH Reality Check passes on a video of parents of a killed gay soldier speaking out for marriage equality in Minnesota.
- Marcia Herring evaluates Degrassi’s surprisingly (and infuriatingly) poor recent address of date rape at Feministing and Bitch Flicks.
- Bitch contributor Alyx Vesey reviews BrassBastardz’ Timeline for Scratched Vinyl.
- HuffPo discusses the argument of whether Facebook postings can constitute fireable offenses.
- Over at Jezebel, Dodai Stewart talks about those ridiculous “Are white people being discriminated against?” polls and shares a powerful clip from the upcoming documentary, Dark Girls, about being black with dark skin in the USA.
- Also at Jezebel, Jenna Sauers reports on Miley Cyrus’ recent tweets against Urban Outfitters’ anti-gay politics and knock-off fashions.
- Mounia talks about the media’s continued depiction of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the victim on Feministe. ColorLines rounds up the implicit messages of this coverage.
- Also at ColorLines, Thoai Lu reports on a shocking incident by the D.C. Metro Police against an elder in a wheelchair. Trigger warning for video and description of physical violence.
- Bitch contributor Jarrah Hodge reviews Feminism for Real, which is now for sale at Bitch Mart, for her blog, Gender Focus.
- Bitch contributor Emily Manuel talks about that Rapture that didn’t happen, and why we’re compelled to joke about it, at GlobalComment.
- AfterEllen gives us the news on The United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie. Preview: Only one of these shows is getting another season.
- Cross-posted at Her Blueprint and Racialicious, Simba Russeau writes of Algerian activist Randa and her book of interviews, Memoirs of Randa the Trans.
- Also at Racialicious: “No, Joan Walsh, racial criticism does not equal ‘identity politics.’”
Thoughts? What else have you been reading online?