Weekly round-up and open thread (14-20 December)
by Holly Combe // 20 December 2010, 16:42
It's that time of the week again for flagging up the material we didn't get around to covering in detail on the blog but want to let you know about. As ever, we're just sharing links to articles that we think may be of interest (or were of interest to us!) and don't necessarily agree with every viewpoint expressed in the posts listed.
Please feel free to add more relevant links or comment on any of the pieces linked below!
Helena Kennedy joins Julian Assange's defence team (The Guardian)
New study debunks research suggesting abortion leads to mental health problems (Guttmacher Institute)
Meredith Tax: Women have human rights too (The Guardian)
Women question the unusual zeal in pursuing Julian Assange for rape allegations (Women Against Rape)
Stem Cell Transplant appears to have cured someone of HIV
A landmark for women's rights in Ireland? (The Anti-Room)
MooreAndMe: On Progressives, Rape Apologism, and the Little Guy (Tigerbeatdown)
Rape Apologist Bingo, Julian Assange Edition (Lightbox)
WikiLeaks inspires feminine hygiene billboards in Pakistan (KABOBfest via BoingBoing)
A new conversation: fat and health (Red No.3)
Beyond Male and Female: The Biology of Who We Are (Daily Kos)
The link itself is from September but I'm told it seems to be picking up some commentary more recently. As has been mentioned, a well-illustrated anatomy lesson which also includes trans men and women is a rare thing so this is definitely worth a look.
Feminisnt: The feminist left vs Julian Asange: how a fanatical belief in every sex crime allegation hurts everyone
NB: The profile picture means this may not be suitable for workplace viewing
Addendum: As the title potentially indicates, this piece contains material that may be triggering
RH Reality Check on treating violence against sex workers as hate crime (to commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17th, 2010)
Teresa Noll: The Sexual Politics of Meat Revisted (On the Issues Magazine)
First interviews from Women in Rock
Picture by Jorge Balarezo, shared on a Creative Commons licence.