Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 16th April 2012
by Catherine Redfern // 16 April 2012, 20:59
Here's this week's open thread and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we've noticed over the last week or so, but not had the time or capacity to post about.
If you have a link or comment that doesn't fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to drop it in the comments here.
As always, linking does not imply endorsement.
- Ask Matt: When a 'Mother Figure' Transitions (Tranifesto)
- Still processing #transchat, safe spaces, and communities
- Feminists hail explosion in new grassroots groups (The Guardian, World news)
- ... and in response to the above: Feminism is not All White ....and: I bet you were all as excited as I was to see the recent Guardian article ...and: I know you had no idea, but: feminism's back! ...and: Feminism's back and you're gonna get in trouble
- Feminist Jokes About Bombing Planned Parenthood (The Transadvocate)
- Women in Science: Einstein's Advice to a Little Girl Who Wants to Be a Scientist
- Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her 'Puffy' Appearance
- Human Revenue Stream
- 'I've become dependent on my husband'
- Ricky Gervais, there is no justification for this lazy cruelty (Tanya Gold, CiF)
- The wisdom of women written out of history (Bettany Hughes, CiF)
- Don't start a band: why everyone should be making video games
- Lingerie Football League launched in Aus
- Scale of abuse against women revealed: "Wave of internal migration as 19,000 women are forced from homes by domestic violence while forty per cent of groups working with abuse victims have cut staff or services in past year"
- Cycle stunt team launches competition to find new female member (Guardian)
- Sweden's New Gender-Neutral Pronoun: Hen (Slate)
- Christian group books anti-gay ads to appear on buses ...and then: Anti-gay adverts pulled from bus campaign by Boris Johnson ... and related: Dr. Robert Spitzer Renounces Infamous 'Ex-Gay' Study (Truth Wins Out)
- Who Needs Feminism? (Tumblr)
- Perspectives on egalitarian relationships in Christian couples (a blog series)
- BBC in new sexism row after gender pay gap revealed (Telegraph)
- Ryanair Cuts Fuel Costs By Telling Flight Attendants To Lose Weight...For A Swimsuit Calendar
- Surrogacy maternity leave fight
- Turkmenistan president fires cabinet minister 'for being a bad father' (Al Arabiya News)
- Supermodels Without Photoshop: Israel's 'Photoshop Law' Puts Focus On Digitally Altered Images [PHOTOS] (International Business Times)
- The Ageing Population Fallacy (sturdyblog)
- Banned from Kickstarter for Being a Stalking Victim
- Being Fine, But Not Fine (Dawn Foster)
- James Jeffery Jailed For Hacking Abortion Provider BPAS Website
- Britain finds a new voice for women in campaign against sexualisation
Feminist Frequency on The Hunger Games novel (CONTAINS SPOILERS!):
In Part 2, she compares the film to the books.
[Image of various feminist ephemera taken by me.]