Weekly round-up and open thread, Monday 26th November 2012
Carrie Dunn // 26 November 2012
Hello all, here’s this week’s list of links to interesting things around the internet we didn’t get a chance to cover on the blog. Anything included is for info and interest only – not necessarily endorsement. Also, please be advised that some of the content may be triggering.
If you’ve come across anything interesting in the last week you want to share, please do post it up via the comments.
The Guardian: David Cameron axes equality assessments in war on ‘red tape’
Advocate: Cuba elects first trans woman to public office
The Guardian: Domestic violence and disabled women: an abuse of power
The Guardian: Why Thai women cut off their husbands’ penises
The Guardian: Trapped: the former couples who can’t afford to move on
CNN: Church of England rejects female bishops by six votes
Quora: Which programming language is the most female-friendly?
Time: Male Models: The Female of the Species
Slashdot: Judge Demands Email and Facebook Passwords From Women In Sexual Harassment Case
Raw Story: Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women
Daily Life: How to spot a misogynist
The Guardian: Why 2013 will be a boom year for bailiffs and slum landlords
The Guardian: Saudi Arabia criticised over text alerts tracking women’s movements
The Mary Sue: Why Games With Female Protagonists Don’t Sell, and What It Says About The Industry
The Guardian: CPS to crack down on female genital mutilation
Sheffield Star: South Yorkshire UKIP couple’s foster children removed
The Guardian: Alice Arnold – my life with Clare Balding
Welsh Women’s Aid: statement on new stalking offences
LA Times: Former Mexico mayor survives 2 assassination attempts but not third
Huffington Post: It Ain’t Easy Being Rad: The 3 Kinds of Plus-Size Women
Picture taken by me, at September’s Olympic athletes’ parade – cyclist Sarah Storey has been nominated for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year along with four other women (boxer Nicola Adams, rower Katherine Grainger, heptathlete Jessica Ennis and swimmer Ellie Simmonds) and seven men, including Sir Chris Hoy, in the centre of the picture. Their teammate Victoria Pendleton didn’t make the cut.