Weekly round-up and open thread

by Jess McCabe // 12 March 2012, 20:44

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Time for our weekly round-up of links and an open thread - feel free to add links to stuff we missed!

As ever, linking equals interest not necessarily endorsement.

Required reading: The House on Mango Street - Bitch Magazine

"I personally prefer the classic term 'strumpet'" - Feministe

Young, black and unemployed: the tragedy of the 44% - Diane Abbott at CiF

The feminisation of poverty and the myth of the 'welfare queen' - Open Democracy

An open letter to David Cameron on the Welfare Reform Bill - Lisa Egan at Huffington Post

Annie Lennox: 'The world has become more sexualised' - The Guardian

On International Women's Day, what should we be fighting for? - The Guardian

The Help, then and now - Bad Reputation

If you like banter, you are an idiot - The Telegraph

The sugar daddy recession - Salon

Native American appropriation: respecting the struggle of Native American liberation - Marxist Queen

Women protesting around the world - in pictures - The Guardian

FIFA takes first step towards lifting hijab ban for Muslim women soccer players - Feministing

DFID Podcast: Listen to Nobel Peace prize winner Leymah Gbowee on women in peacebuilding

Defending the tweeting sisterhood - Hannah Mudge

Are Sun readers ready to "Beat the Cheats" armed with the facts? - Krishna Talsania at CiF

Turkmenistan: On International Women's Day, it's all about him - EurasiaNet

As feminists, united we fall apart - divided we may yet succeed - Zoe Williams at CiF

Calm down, dears? Why it's a bad time to be a British woman - Polly Toynbee at CiF

'Too fat' model wins case against agency who dropped her - The Guardian

Our black women icons - Black Feminists

The government's violence against women strategy ignores women seeking asylum - Left Foot Forward

International Women's Day 2012 tweets flood the Twitterverse - Mashable

Disabled women: the invisible majority - Sisters of Frida

German tabloid Bild takes nude women off front page - BBC

The feminisation of madness is crazy - Guardian

London's graffiti knitters - The Telegraph

Egypt: A year after 'virginity tests', women victims of army violence still seek justice - Amnesty

Italy's women still wait for change under Mario Monti - BBC

2,4,6,8 - Solidarity is great - Tough Tea

Does social media really empower local communities? - The Guardian

Only six books: Excerpt From Jeanette Winterson's new memoir - The Daily Beast

Where women went wrong in Egypt - The Daily Beast

French implant boss jailed after missing bail payments - The Independent

Acquittal of Egyptian military doctor fails women victims of 'virginity tests' - Amnesty International

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Pickup artist - XKCD

Afghan women's activist Razia Jan points the way for girls - The National

Unreported rapes: the silent shame - The Independent

15-year-old girl accused of murder after a miscarriage - AlterNet

You are not a failure - PhD in parenting

Afghanistan opens first women-only Internet café - Young Women for Change

Abortion website hacker caught - The Guardian

Female Ohio Democrat introduces bill to regulate the reproductive health of men - Addicting Info

It takes women to end global poverty - Women's eNews

Girl Scouts are full of stars, mine is Miss Hazel - Women's eNews

And finally, a musical number to see us to bed:

Photo of International Women's Day protest by rawEarth, and photo of Million Women Rise 2012 march by Tamara Craiu, shared on Flickr under a Creative Commons license


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