Sexual Harassment Is Pervasive and Under-Reported in Gay Bars – I found this link via a Facebook thread, where a bunch of gay/bi men were arguing that it was ridiculous that anyone would ever complain about sexual assault. They ask, if you don’t want people to grab your ass/dick unasked, why would you even go to a gay bar or club? This is absolutely infuriating. This is the sort of thing that makes me think RAINN et al. are completely underestimating rates of sexual violence.
On the Corner: Intersectionality and the Existence of Privilege – Crip Dyke responded to my article criticizing the “privilege” framework. She disagrees with my conclusion about “privilege” (which is fine!) but thinks that there’s something to be said about the limitations of “intersectionality”. My response is in her comment section. I should also link to this one: Every Other Trans Person is Wrong, which is disagreeing with me re: gender and sex language.
University of Oxford – Why am I linking to a random Facebook post by the University of Oxford? Notice all the comments about the Philippines! Somebody from the University of Oxford published a study looking at government funded trolls. Among other things, they found that President Duterte of the Philippines spent $200,000 on trolls. A bunch of people went to the University of Oxford’s page to attack this study, and it’s hilariously unconvincing.
A reminder to all the Americans out there: Duterte is not like Trump. Duterte has much higher approval ratings, and has already put the Southern Philippines under martial law. The martial law was supposed to be 60 days long, but was recently extended to the end of the year–in conflict with the Philippine constitution.