Link Roundup

Link Roundup

The only intro we want to give you to this link is the article's title: "I Really Need to Tell You About This Life-Size Sex Doll of Sir Gawain". Please enjoy.

The best description of the Azealia Banks, Russell Crowe, RZA scandal I could find is in French which highlights the most interesting aspect of this issue: that all three are weighing in on a legal issue on the internet. One wonders what effect this will have on any suits that are brought. You can read about the dispute in English here, or like, any other place that is not a reputable news source

I'll never get enough of these sorts of stories. McSweeney's imagines If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women.

The U.N. made a super shameful move by passing over seven real women for secretary general, appointing a pretend woman as a phony ambassador, then covering up her body because her boobs and hips are too big.  

Meanwhile, Blac Chyna is buying herself a Rolls-Royce as a push present

The NYTimes gave the world a gift by compiling a list of the 282 People, Places, and Things that Donald Trump has insulted.

While researching my Halloween costume, I uncovered this fascinating and frustrating article about the 35 year war over royalties for Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell (one of the best selling records of all time, fyi).

In news extremely relevant to our interests, two Australian "Bachelor" contestants have found love...with each other!

In the world of comics there's some bad news and some good news

This one's an academic article behind a paywall but may very well be available through your library. Here's the abstract:

Did the Nazis persecute lesbians? In recent decades, their murderous campaign against gay men has drawn growing public attention. But historians are still at odds over the question of whether lesbians were persecuted as well. This article argues that historians ought not to limit themselves to the notion of “persecution” and rather ought to consider risk, that is, how lesbians, “transvestites,” and gender-nonconforming people ran pronounced, particular risks in a society that stigmatized same-sex sexuality, transgender, and gender-nonconformity. This argument involves some fundamental reconsiderations—of the category “lesbian” as well as of how the Gestapo, the secret state police, functioned. A close reading of a single Gestapo investigation reveals the important role that witnesses (as opposed to denouncers) played in producing risk as well as the ways in which the category “lesbian” can be complicated. This article thus puts forward new ways to think about the history of lesbianism, some kinds of gender nonconformity, and trans history, as well as a new idea about how the Gestapo worked.

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Top 10 Sexy Halloween Costumes (that your most judgmental friend will definitely have a problem with)

Top 10 Sexy Halloween Costumes (that your most judgmental friend will definitely have a problem with)

Sound + Vision: Young Fathers Got a Brand New Bag

Sound + Vision: Young Fathers Got a Brand New Bag