April 20, 2009 §
What we’ve been reading this week:
In response to the recent heated (and extremely necessary) dialogue about making feminism safe and authentic for all women, not just cis women, Josh T. asks, why can’t we be friends?
Read about the horrifying story of Angie Zapata, a Colorado teenager who was murdered for being trans. Hers is the first case of the murder of a transgender person that will be tried as a hate crime.
Mia Farrow will go on a hunger strike “in solidarity with the people of Darfur and as a personal expression of outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children needlessly die of starvation, thirst and disease.”
There have been lots of excellent posts about Susan Boyle this week, and I like Fillyjonk’s best.
And my friend Andrew’s short descriptive essay is featured on Teen Ink.