What we’re reading ( & watching) this week: @JayneLinney @ClaireShrugged @MsAfropolitan & @MelTankardReist

Dusty Springfield: A Legend Who Loved Women, by Claire Heuchan for After Ellen

Not many popular parts of gay or lesbian culture fit into the heterosexual world. Fewer still are celebrated. Dusty Springfield fits seamlessly into both. One of the biggest stars – and most recognisable voices – of the 20th century, Dusty is a true superstar.

New podcast feature on black feminism, women’s liberation, Ancient Egypt and more…, via @MsAfropolitan

… Sharing a link to an interview on the Badass Women’s Hour podcast, which lives up to its name. …

Our wide-ranging discussion covered everything from the difference between liberal and radical feminism, between growing up in Nigeria and in Sweden, and what freedom really is. + we spoke about Ancient Egypt, book writing and more.

Here’s the link to my interview: https://player.fm/series/badass-womens-hour/ep-188-pan-african-feminism-with-minna-salami?t=1185

& to the Badass Women’s Hour Podcast, which is worth subscribing to: https://www.badasswomenshour.com/

Predatory cosmetic surgery barbarians must be made accountable for the harm they cause, by Melinda Tankard Reist

If you missed ABC Four Corners searing expose of Australia’s cosmetic surgery industry and its callous disregard for the health and wellbeing of women, you really should take a look.

You will see how the cosmetic surgery industry preys on the body angst of vulnerable women and girls to get them to conform to harmful constructions of ‘beauty’ for profit. And the physical and mental injury to some of the brave victims who have come forward to tell their stories. Seeing healthy flesh being cut into, seeing deformed ‘enhanced’ breasts, seeing gigantic swollen backsides, and women’s bodies covered in bruises, was at times, like being witness to a crime scene.  It’s time these barbarians were reigned in. And it’s time we overturned the dictats of a global beauty industry – aided and abetted by its celebrity handmaidens which lies to women about what beauty should look like. Reflecting on the program afterwards, I realized just how much I love looking into the unadulterated, natural faces of women and girls who have refused to succumb to false messages about how they should look and be in the world. …

Benefits and Mental Health, by Jayne Linney

I have a Guest post in this months Chronic Illness Inclusion Project  if you have 5 minutes to pop over and have a look at the site, as well as sharing my post, I would much appreciate it.

“Through therapy I recognised that I had internalised Neoliberal ideology; I had put a price on my own life and found myself lacking. Acknowledging this has given me the tools to address it. I am so fortunate to have had access to the appropriate therapy as it has helped me comprehend the real value of Life as a disabled woman but, more importantly, as me. I have forgiven myself for absorbing such poison but I cannot forgive the authors of this dehumanising rhetoric.”….


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