Weekly round-up and open thread

by Laura // 2 April 2012, 10:36

Tags: abortion, advertising, children, cuts, disability, DSK, motherhood, round-up, sex work, toys, transphobia

pencil drawing of a small girl with pigtails in a green dress spraying an anarchist sign on a wall

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.

Abortion and disabled children: a tale of two Care Quality Commission reports - Guardian CiF

40 Days Spreads to the UK - Feminists for Choice

Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged over alleged links with prostitution ring - Guardian

Female school teacher murdered in Baghlan province, Afghanistan - Khaama Press

Paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson suffers online abuse over train trouble (BBC News)

I lost my job as a teacher because I was once a call girl - Guardian

Why the MPAA doesn't want your kid to see "Bully" - Salon.com

Visi(bi)lity: A Tale of Two Alexes: Bi Coming-of-Age Narratives - Bitch Media

Poet Adrienne Rich, 82, has died - LA Times

adrienne rich and amy ray syndrome (on Adrienne Rich's transphobia) - erica, inchoate

Congresswoman Shares Rape Experiences on House Floor in Defence of VAWA - The Jane Dough

Libra ad complaint "settled" Authority rules - GayNZ (see Helen's January post for the background)

Deconstruction: Misogyny Masquerading As Misandry - Ana Mardoll's Ramblings

Liberian journalist urges women to speak out on excision - New Narratives

Arrested at Hospital for Demanding Medical Care, Woman Dies in Jail Cell - The Curvature

'Daggering' is dirty but it's what kids do - Guardian Cif

Mothers, stop moaning! - Guardian ...and a response - Letters From Ladycurd

Dutch design challenges Fifa's football hijab ban - BBC News Europe

Girls, interrupted: Revealed - the true cost of low self-esteem - Independent

Single mothers: 'A feckless actor in this dysfunctional drama' - BirdCage

"Good women need our help, bad women need to be punished" -- Learning about Sex Workers' Rights in South Korea - The Grand Narrative

Why Do We Abort? - Left at the Lights

Feminism Must Be Led by Love, or Not At All - Transmeditation's Blog

How National Cleavage Day Empowered Us All - The Vagenda

Suu Kyi wins parliament seat in historic Myanmar election, party says - MSN News

Anti-abortion climate 'will deter new generation of doctors' - Guardian

Special report: Pro-lifers target Brighton clinic - The Argus

Crawling off a train: disability in the UK in 2012 - Women's Views on News

Swedish boys' new hero: pram-pushing Spiderman - The Local

Women hit by council job cuts - GMB @ Work

Image by casi.lila, shared under a Creative Commons licence.

Comments From You

Philippa Willitts // Posted 02 April 2012 at 12:03

I love the image you chose! Gorgeous.

bigleyma // Posted 02 April 2012 at 16:20

My article at International Green Socialist website on 'female progress' in the UK, through a class perspective. Contains an account of my own experience of low paid 'women's work'.

http://www.internationalgreensocialist.org/wordpress/?page_id=1929

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