pieces of the linkspam

Yes, I am going through the Dance Academy soundtrack, how clever of you to notice!

…I wonder if the movie’s going to get a soundtrack? And if the budget extends to Lorde, the unintentional narrator of Tara Webster’s life?

Are you in the mood for set design, mid-twentieth century art and epic over-analysis? Here’s the essay for you! Pork Chops and Apple Sauce: Appraising the Brady Bunch’s Art Collection

Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

Comment: I’m Greek-Cypriot. Does that make me a Person of Colour?

This is so great: Sexy veils, running shoes and missing feminisms

For those Muslim women who have not been waiting for their “vogue voice” or Nike shoes to speak or run, it is also a good time to ask some pointed questions.

Is the reduction of empowerment to a marketing strategy a welcome development? What stance should Muslim feminists take to such representations of Muslim women?

Trove has some old maps of Australia: But where is the green sheep? Old maps put the art in cartography. As Steph noted on Tumblr, these maps are great, except for the population one, which continues to give the lie to the empty centre of Australia.

Even More Feminist Bollywood Movies, For When You Want The Masala But Not The Misogyny

Sally McManus has guts. Who cares if the Liberals moan about her?

Barangaroo artwork takes Indigenous women into an augmented reality world

Rioters wearing face masks to receive longer jail terms under new Victorian laws

Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Comments on Trans Women are Wrong and Dangerous

Grassroots Business

Sign a thing: Save Basin Creek Rainforest Complex.

Before logging began, VicForests claimed its surveyors had found no protected species in the area. In an emergency response, a team of local citizen scientists accessed the area and surveyed it for protected species, already discovering the endangered Orbost Spiny Cray Fish and the Sooty Owl. These discoveries forced the Victorian Environment Department (DELWP) to reduce the logging coupe along one creek, but it has failed to conduct additional endangered species surveys or halt logging while detailed surveys are conducted. It appears that a conflict of interest is stopping the Environment Department from regulating the government-owned logging company: VicForests.