Quickies: Women’s sports aren’t boring, whiteness goggles, and librarian saves LGBT kids books from being banned
- There’s nothing boring about women’s sports – “One of the most maddening effects of patriarchy and misogyny in sports is that many women athletes need a tireless, almost evangelical backing to get noticed and be celebrated.”
- Slip on these “whiteness goggles” and the violence of cultural appropriation disappears – “Whenever there’s a high-profile act of cultural appropriation, like Katy Perry at the AMAs, there’s often a strong backlash among white people who say, “This isn’t a big deal. It’s just a costume. They’re just having fun.” As many people of color have pointed out, white people often derail conversations about racism by saying, “But I’m not racist!””
- Siri corrects those who misgender Caitlyn Jenner – From Donna.
- Texas librarian saves LGBT children’s books from parents who want them banned – “The books under attack are This Day in June, a picture book about a pride parade, and My Princess Boy, the story of a boy who likes to wears dresses.”