Links That You'll Probably Adore #1
The internet is huge. No, the internet is massive. It's a never ending being, that just doesn't know when to stop. It's the biggest of the big. Well not really, but you get my point. Things get lost. So I thought I'd use the end of this month or rather, the start of a new month, as an opportunity to share some of the content that I personally have enjoyed reading. Hopefully you'll find something that interests you, but if not! You can always come back the next time I do one of these and try your luck then.
I see way too much negativity on my timeline. Remember to keep a level head, and consider all of your options.
Maha addresses something important. You're allowed to like something problematic, but do not ignore the things that make it problematic! The more you know about something, the less likely you are to be subconsciously influenced by it.
“One thing I do want to say is we aren’t using graphic porn and our purpose is not to offend Muslims," he added.
“Our actions are directed at Jihadist extremists. Many of our own [group of hackers] are Muslim and we respect all religions that do not take innocent lives.”
Before reading this blog post, I knew of the website, but not once had I thought to use it to my advantage. Thank you Anna!
No lie, I used to solely wear black, blue and grey. I definitely wasn't in a very good place back then. So I completely get what Holly is saying when she talks about wearing brighter, lighter colours. It's something that I strive to do now.
I think that having discussions like this is so important when it comes to things like this. I completely support boycotting racist / sexist / ableist / transphobic (etc) books, but Lauren brings up some superb points that challenges some of the methods in which we do so. She points out hypocrisy within book reviewers, for example giving The Black Witch one star, but giving the Winner's Curse four stars. If you aren't aware of it, or if you haven't read the book – the Winner's Curse uses slavery as a prop for a romance (and I'm surprised that more people haven't picked up on this). I have a review for it here. It, like the Black Witch, ignores ignorance and racism throughout which is a huge problem with the Black Witch as well. Lauren also talks about informed opinions and looks at both sides of the argument. If you're going to click on any of the links in this blog, it should be this one.