radical resources

trigilis  asked:

Hi! I was wondering if you know of any videos that explain weight science a bit? Like, a 101 type thing would be perfect, but I'll take anything that talks about how weight =/= health (and preferably health =/= worth), fatphobia etc. I'm sure videos like that have to exist, but I can't find anything under this mountain of fatphobic bs... (Also, thank you so much for the great work you do, I absolutely adore your blog!)

I like this video by the Association for Size Diversity and Health! It uses a really cute metaphor about dog breeds to help explain the false assumptions of most weight science. Poodle Science!

And here is a very accessible science video by Dr. Linda Bacon about “Busting Myths on Weight and Health”

And here’s a podcast interview with Virgie Tovar, my fave radical fat babe. 

Armchair Activism for February - build up your local library in three easy steps

There is something you can do right now to build up and nourish your community long-term. You can do it from any computer - or in person if you’re feeling adventurous. There is no cost to you.

It’s easy to do and I’ll walk you through it right now.

  1. Go to your library’s website.
  2. Look for a link called “request an acquisition”, “suggest a book for our collection” or “suggest a purchase”. (see below for examples)
  3. Review the process, then start picking out books to add to your local library.

You’ll want to check the library catalog first and see if they have a book before requesting. If you don’t have a title in mind, here are some great suggestions:

  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (ISBN 978-1101911761)
  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (ISBN 978-0062282712)
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis (ISBN 978-1608465644)

If they’re able to buy it and when they inform you it’s come in, check it out! The library tracks what does and doesn’t circulate, and you’ll add shelf life to the purchase.

In case you’re worried, I personally asked a bunch of librarians and:

  • They love it when you make suggestions
  • You won’t get penalized for asking for things or for too many things.

Do it today. Do it before February is over. Consider doing it every month. I’ll remind you. It’s a way to support your library - a radical resource - and your community.

For many of us this is a no-risk action. They will likely ask for contact and residence information from you. If you do not have all of the legal documentation required to officially reside where you currently live, please consider whether giving your personal information is safe before pursuing this idea.

anonymous asked:

So what exactly is radical feminism? And what do I need to do to be seen as a radfem?? Ps you guys are awesome!

Above is the basic differences between radical feminism and liberal feminism that my university lecturer gave my gender studies class a few years ago.

Gail Dines describes the similarities and connection between Marxism and Radical Feminism in Gail Dines: Putting The Radical Back in Feminism.

The difference between radical and liberal feminism when it comes to prostitution, spoken by ex-prostitute Rachel Moran @ FemiFest 2014. (notice how you can relate Marxism to the porn and prostitution industries).

More links:

Brief description.

History, Politics, Action of radical feminism.

Evilfeminist’s radfem/libfem contrast and definitions.

The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism

General resources on radical feminism.

- Ash

Lefty Bullshit Buster: explaining those terms chucked around at left wing meetings

Anyone who’s ever tried to get involved in any kind of radical politics will know that it can be a  strange and confusing world to navigate. It seems   like lefties have a whole different language to rest of the world – what the hell is an individualist and why do people scoff at the word liberal? What's   worse, when you try to ask what any of this stuff means, they’re likely to treat you like an idiot and start quoting lengthy passages of Marx at you.

What’s not to love?