Links, August 18

SOCIAL JUSTICE

GENDER

GREAT NONFICTION ON WOMEN IN FAMILIES
MY GRANDMA THE POISONER: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE A MURDERER IN THE FAMILY?
On Kindness: My mother is sick, By Cord Jefferson
GENDER TROUBLE ON MOTHER’S DAY

TRANS ISSUES
When Women Become Men at Wellesley
Parker Marie Molloy’s Transphobic and Homophobic Slurs Don’t Matter, but Our Response Does
Internet consensus: DeGeneres’ Liza Minnelli joke “mean,” “transphobic”
Mom on Suicide of Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn: ‘I Loved My Son’

BODIES
Everything I Fucked Up While Trying to Eat Like Gwyneth for a Week
How To Look Your Best At Any Age: Maiden, Mother, or Crone
The Woman’s Heart Attack
Teen’s post about her school’s sexist sex ed program goes viral
Walking While Fat and Female – Or, Why I Don’t Care Not All Men are Like That
This Week In Tabloids: The Hideously Cruel ‘Worst Beach Bodies’ Issue
Jam Out With Your Clam Out In These Anatomically Correct Panties
Physician calls for an end to bikini waxing
“This Is Not a Barbie Doll. This Is an Actual Human Being.”
Increasing Number Of Men Pressured To Accept Realistic Standards Of Female Beauty
China’s Last Foot-Binding Survivors
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who’s Really in Charge of Women’s Bodies

REPRODUCTION

The 300-year-old fertility statistics still in use today
Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers
Ghost Child: The Strange, Misunderstood World of Delusional Pregnancy
The 8 Best Lines From Ginsburg’s Dissent on the Hobby Lobby Contraception Decision
Notorious RBG
Over Easy: Elite education may impoverish and indebt young women and do little to get them a job, but at least it makes their eggs valuable

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