Exit Signs

Where I go to when I go to the Internet

If you’re a human, recommend me something in comments! No one offered me anything to be listed, I just think they’re rad. 

Shout-out to my bookmarks list

  • Free Rice — Play online, learn online, feed the hungry. For every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice get donated through the UN World Food Programme
  • Jezebel —Without Airbrushing
  • Quranalyze It — A rational outlook on Islam, devoid of dogma
  • Finally, A Feminism 101 — Targeted particularly towards answering typically disruptive questions that recur on feminist comment threads
  • The Rumpus — Essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry, along with some kick-ass comics.
  • Inspired By Muhammad — A campaign to improve public understanding of Islam and Muslims, showcases Brits demonstrating how Muhammad inspires them to contribute to society, with a focus on women’s rights, social justice and the environment.
  • Autostraddle — News, Entertainment, Opinion, Community and Girl-on-Girl Culture
  • Decolonizing Yoga — Where spirituality meets social justice (Dizzy: I like how this site presents more diversity to yoga besides the skinny white women norm)
  • Bitch Flicks — Devoted to reviewing films and television through a feminist lens
  • Crash Course: World History — John Green teaches you the history of the world in 42 episodes
  • IFLScience — or, I fucking love science
  • Sex+ — a frank video series about sexuality with Laci Green
  • Sci Show — Discusses science news and history and concepts with equal parts skepticism and enthusiasm
  • New York Times’ Modern Love columns
  • Rookie Mag — A website for teenage girls, with cool people cameos in Ask A Grown Man / Woman
  • Bitch Magazine — Providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture
  • Coursera — Courses from great universities, for free
  • Everyday Sexism — Experiences of sexism, harassment & assault shared for awareness and solidarity. 
  • Everyday Feminism — Applying feminism to your life through an online magazine, forum, and online courses.
  • Scarleteen — Sex ed for the real world. Inclusive, comprehensive, & smart sexuality info & help
  • LearnLangs.com — Polyglot Judith Meyer shares how she learned 8+ languages
  • The Ultimate EBook Liberary (TUEBL)
  • Getty Publications Virtual Library
  • Life Of A Muslim Feminist

Sometimes I Update These Tumblrs

Choice Tumblrs I Follow

  • Straight White Boys Texting — They should be stopped
  • Lot 1699 — 2 People, A House, Port Dickson
  • Help Us Great Warrior! — A comic about a very powerful and Great Warrior who lives in a village with the villagers she protects. Not everyone is smart but everyone tries to be brave.
  • Side Entrance — Photos from mosques around the world, showcasing women’s sacred spaces, in relation to men’s spaces. We show the beautiful, the adequate and the pathetic.
  • Superhanallah — An American Muslim webcomic
  • Project Unbreakable — Over 3000+ of sexual assault survivors holding posters with quotes from their attackers
  • Who Needs Feminism? — Challenging existing stereotypes and decreasing negative associations with the word ‘feminist’ and ‘feminism’
  • Ca$hcats.biz  Cats. And Money.

 Malaysia / Southeast Asia

  • Malaysia Design Archive — Malaysia Design Archive is a space to trace and document Malaysian design legacy, to preserve our historical past, as well as to create a resource of Malaysian design work
  • The Nut Graph — An independent Malaysian news site, aims to provide space for columnists and reader comments from as broad a political spectrum, and from as many sectors of interest as possible.
  • BFM89.9 — Malaysia’s only talk radio station. And they podcast everything (Yay!)
  • The Wknd — Well-shot, well-recorded indie music from Malaysia & Southeast Asia
  • PopDevRightsMalaysia — An initiative of members of civil society and individuals working on sexual reproductive health and rights using the international conference of population and development framework (ICPD)
  • That Effing Show — Hilarious local social satire web series
  • The Ricecooker Shop — Promoting and documenting DIY + indie culture, especially its creative, critical and political expression and the people behind it, especially in Southeast Asia 
  • Christy Ng Shoes — Amazing local shoemaker with huge global database. Does customs. You can design your own.
  • ISSUE Magazine — Now defunct, but good reading / art / recordings remain
  • Sisters In Islam — Promoting an understanding of Islam that recognises the principles of justice, equality, freedom, and dignity within a democratic nation state
  • I Am You — A five-part video series of local trans people sharing their personal stories, hoping for support and awareness
  • The Irrawady — Covering Burma and Southeast Asia

Bless them, they still blog

  • Walk Hey — Tiny adventures in a tiny kitchen
  • Juria Toramae — A visual artist, writer and engineer based in Singapore. Having had an itinerant childhood, she is interested in themes relating to identity, memory and place
  • Nine — Interested in queer & trans issues, sex work & harm reduction, (anti-)Orientalism & Islamophobia, dabbling in language learning, small fat animals, and just about every place on this planet
  • Sharon Chin — It’s hard for me to think of a more accessible Malaysian artist whose work I love
  • The Fatal Feminist — Islam. Feminism. Mermaids.
  • Change From Within — Jamie Utt is a diversity and inclusion consultant who also educates on sexual violence prevention
  • Doughnuts & Dilemmas — Yukta is a poet I met in Kathmandu
  • The Wandering Musulman — A photographer interested in Islamic legacy in the western hemisphere
  • Ms Muslamic — Islamic Feminism, Postcolonialism, Pop Culture, Ray Guns and Creeping Sharia
  • Days Like Crazy Paving — Jaythenerdkid. 24 year-old lawful evil social justice crusader and queer muslim feminist.

Other recommendations

  • Book Depository — Millions of books with free shipping
  • Guide To Gender — A book about gender with no mention of the word “hegemony,” but plenty of references to Star Wars, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek– with less of a focus on overwhelming scholarship and more of a focus on enjoyable learning.
  • Tom Bihn — I love their bags and their process in making them
  • 9 Rooms Nepal — For long stays in Kathmandu and to get out of touristy Thamel, this cosy house is perfect
  • Tiny Tapir — a local environmentally friendly shopping site
  • Dear Kates — Really good underwear
  • Who Gives A Crap — Sells toilet paper. 50% of profits go to WaterAid.org

Not sure how to sort

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