The Round-Up: Mar. 4, 2014
- Whether or not you made it through last weekend’s Oscars, you should check out this TIME article on Lupita Nyong’o’s Black Women in Hollywood luncheon speech on the conflation of light skin with beauty.
- And Jenée Desmond-Harris at The Root puts Nyong’o’s speech into the bigger context and talks about how her win is only a beginning for breaking down colourism.
- Also at TIME, why Jared Leto’s acclaim for his role as a trans woman in Dallas Buyers Club is misplaced.
- The folks at Vitamin W have thought up some better questions for red carpet reporters to ask female Oscar nominees.
- Anne-Marie Roy, president of the Students Federation at the University of Ottawa, experienced some seriously disturbing commentary on Facebook and is now speaking out about how it relates to rape culture on campus (links via The Belle Jar and Metro News, Trigger Warning).
- This interesting and in-depth article at Collectors Weekly looks at the misinformation and whitewashing of history that visitors to Southern plantation museums often get (Trigger Warning).
- Autostraddle has put together an “Epic Black History Month Megapost” of 100 LGBTQ black women to know.
- A couple must-read responses to last week’s tragic announcement that Indigenous student Loretta Saunders, who had been researching missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, had been found murdered (Trigger Warning):