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My stint at Bitch Magazine has ended! Here’s the last lot of pieces:

Iconography: Covering Up Race: ‘Whitewashing book covers, representing non-white characters as white* on covers, is a publishing practice which has become disturbingly common. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore, Liar by Justine Larbalestier, and Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon are the most famous examples of the last couple of years.’

Iconography: Futures and Foibles: ‘But, however, that said: I started this series because something is troubling me. I am not entirely certain about the value of feminist literary icons.’

Iconography: Who is in the Library?: ‘Make no mistake: who gets to be an icon, who even gets to be considered, is not a matter of political neutrality.’

At Feministe:

Review: Not Ordinarily Borrowable or, Unwelcome Advice by Thomas Thurman: ‘Friends, we here at Feministe are all lovers of books, particularly books about women going out in the world, and into themselves. That’s why it was such a pleasure to receive a review copy of such a book written by one of our own readers.’

The Character of a City: ‘I’ve been reflecting on what makes up a city – this city – when it’s so hard to live in it.’

Love Stories: This is the best thread ever. Readers are sharing their love stories with partners, friends, family, cats, dogs and a couple of guinea pigs!

Boosting the Signal on Scarleteen’s Find-a-Doc: ‘The good people at Scarleteen are trying to build up a database of [particularly sexual healthcare, counselling, and so forth] services all around the world. Do go check it out and, if you have recommendations for good service providers, go contribute suggestions of your own.’