I Will Not Argue About the Confederate Flag. – The Pro-flag activists preach “heritage, not hate,” but a historian calls them out on their bullshit. From the article, “Just about any teacher-scholar of the period has encountered this–an almost visceral need on the part of white people (and it’s always white people) who venerate a profoundly racist symbol to have that veneration coated with a sheen of scholarly respectability.”
Meet the Tattoo Artist Who New York’s Feminist Writers Can’t Stop Raving About – “As far as tattoo shops go, Williamsburg’s Saved Tattoo is about as famous as you can get. Many associate that fame with its founder, Scott Campbell, who has inked Heath Ledger, Sting and Courtney Love, among others, and is married to actress Lake Bell. But for some of the city’s top feminist writers, it’s co-owner Stephanie Tamez who is the real star.” From Courtney.
Prison Born – “What becomes of babies born to mothers behind bars? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates among incarcerated mothers and better outcomes for their children.” Yes to all of this.