We forgot to post last week! So this week’s linkspam is a combination of last week and this.
Melbourne business: Anti-racism campaigner Jafri Katagar pepper sprayed by police
Canadian indigenous business, great article: Bella Bella, B.C.: The town that solved suicide
A writer writes – maybe don’t have a decade long affair when your wife is a journalist
HOW DARE: Does Anyone Else Remember The Pretender, the Weirdest Show of the Late ’90s? OF COURSE WE DO, STEPH WROTE ABOUT IT LAST WEEK: Shows we loved: The Pretender
An excellent interview with Gene Luen Yang: This Chinese-American cartoonist forces us to face racist stereotypes
The best – and very worst – sex scenes in video game history (Look, the important thing is that Shepard/Garrus gets a shout-out.)
(Garrus Vakarian: Acceptable Birb. Well, Acceptable Avian-Derived Alien Life Form.)
My Adventures Correcting Yellowface — DIY blogger Michelle Villemaire recreates portraits of Asian characters played by white actors.
Steph has not quite finished season one of Luke Cage, but that hasn’t stopped her from reading articles about it: The Luke Cage Syllabus: A Breakdown of all the Black literature featured in Netflix’s Luke Cage and A Brief History of all the Live Musicians in Luke Cage
These dickheads have since been deported and charges dropped (which is ridiculous cos if they were Malaysians they’d be punished, but ~white boys~), but some dickhead Australian men stripped at the F1 in Malaysia committing the sins of a) almost nudity and b) an insult to the Malaysian flag.
Never believe police social media is anything but an attempt to get you to look the other way, no matter how hilarious it is when the cops “arrest” pokemon outside a school: The NSW Police Tried To Look Cool By Referencing ‘Star Wars’ But They Completely Screwed It Up
On being queer in Queensland: The women who lived in fear in Sir Joh’s Queensland
The Team of Men Behind Rachel Brewson, the Fake Woman Whose Trump-Fueled Breakup Went Viral (What’s that? Lightly edited, minimally fact-checked personal essays are a quick, easy way to build a fake profile online? XOJane wouldn’t know professionalism if it ran a sensitivity training course? YOU DON’T SAY!)