Weekly round-up and open thread, 27 August 2012
by Helen G // 27 August 2012, 12:32
Here's this week's open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we've noticed over the last week or so, but not had time 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.
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- Olympic suffragettes regroup for women's rights march on parliament (Guardian, World news)
- 'Brave' director Brenda Chapman breaks silence: Getting taken off film 'heartbreaking... devastating... distressing' (Inside Movies)
- Time to Get Angry Again (LRB blog)
- The Sun's Stop Rape Now Campaign (The Sun)
- Torturing Lesbians In Ecuador (Feminist Philosophers)
- Ex-Sheffield United striker Ched Evans refused permission to appeal rape conviction (The Star)
- A Discussion of Feminism and the Trans Community (Feminists For Choice)
- Japanese journalist killed covering fighting in Syria (BBC News, Asia)
- Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to Me (Guernica)
- Women in finance: the past 50 years (Guardian, Comment is free, The Joris Luyendijk banking blog)
- Feminist Avengers take to the Fringe (feministavenger)
- 'HuffPo,' 'Newsweek' Face Backlash Over Abortion Metaphor (Mashable)
- Legal myths about the Assange extradition (New Statesman)
- Everyone's talking about rape (Guardian, Cif)
- George Galloway sacked as political columnist for rape remarks (Guardian, Politics)
- Another post about rape (Fugitivus) - An oldie, but very relevant at the moment, on how the way women are socialised to behave affects how we react to rape
- Nina Simone's Daughter on Her Mother's REAL Legacy (Ebony)
- Women scientists are from Venus; the BBC is from Mars (openDemocracy)
- Palestinian town gets new mayor, aged 15 (Guardian, World)
- Riot grrl, Pussy Riot and the heartbreak of seeing feminism attacked in Russia (Gear Diary)
- IN GOOD FAITH: Why your innocent views on rape upset me (Libertarian Lou's Blog)
- Celebrate Paralympians, but remember they needed state help to get there (Guardian, Cif)
- Storm gathers pace over Bradford MP Galloway's comments on rape (Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
- Where are all the women? (That Emily Chappell)
- Can men be feminists? (New Statesman, Blogs)
- 'Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception' Now The Law In Arizona (New Civil Rights Movement) - Another oldie, but again very relevant to various discussions this week, online and off
- Ryan on abortion exceptions: Rape is just another 'method of conception' (The Raw Story)
- Pussy Riot sued by Siberians for 'moral suffering' (Independent, World)
- Two Pussy Riot members flee Russia (Guardian, Music)
- Games On! Raise Your Voice (Unless You're a Female Sports Commentator) (Bitch Media)
- 65,000 hate crimes against disabled people and rising. This has to stop. (Independent Editor's choice Blogs))
- Lives worth living: Disability, abortion, and slipshod ethics (Tiger Beatdown)
- Sandi Toksvig: 'I don't understand boredom' (Guardian, Books)
- Taliban behead 17 Afghan partygoers (Guardian, World)
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The image is a photo of a starry night sky, with the Milky Way prominent, above a cluster of large telescopes pointing skywards.