Weekly round-up and open thread: December 26 - January 2

by Laura // 2 January 2012, 17:26

Tags: books, diets, education, hijab, islam, media, misogyny, music, Nobel Peace Prize, rape, weekly round-up

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Happy New Year F-Worders! Here's our first round-up of 2012. As usual, a link here doesn't imply endorsement or agreement, and some links may be triggering. Let us know what you've been reading in comments.

An overview of Everyday Rape in the Caribbean, from the CODE RED Caribbean feminist collective.

"Virginity tests" banned in Egyptian prisons (MSN Today).

HPV vaccine doesn't make teen girls more slutty, survey finds (The Frisky).

Stock photos of female CEOs = hilariously creepy (The Jane Dough).

Trailer for Me and My Bois, a project spotlighting masculine-centered people of colour on the US west coast (Black Feminism LIVES!).

This is Our Time? Liberian Women and Girls a Sobering Reminder at Nobel Festivities (FrontPage Africa).

Echidne of the Snakes marvels at the Vagisoft blanket.

Dare to resolve to ditch dieting (Adios Barbie).

No Ripcord magazine celebrates female musical achievements in 2011: Year of the Woman.

Girls "more resilient" than boys at school (The Guardian).

Helen Lewis Hasteley on what feminists should be focusing on in 2012 (New Statesman).

Leveson inquiry should address media sexism, women's groups demand (The Guardian).

Why "Yes, But" Is the Wrong Response to Misogyny (Greta Christina).

Indians rewrite role of women in sacred scripts (Women's E-News).

Why are imams telling us about nail polish? (Guardian Cif Belief).

Breast implants: UK to review risk assessment data (BBC News/Health).

Silicone implant risk "eight times greater" (Independent).

Leonardo's breastfeeding Madonna puts today's cover-up to shame (Guardian Cif).

28,000 Saudi women ready to replace men in sales jobs (Arab News).

Perhaps Sweetie can actually be a force for change (Guardian CiF).

No Longer "Silent All These Years": The Explosion of Young Adult Fiction and Its Impact on the Future Voices of Women (Feminine Things).

Egypt court says women can wear hijab on state TV (Bikya Masr).

Photo of delicious chocolate buttons bu LuLu Witch, shared under a Creative Commons License.

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