Weekly round-up and open thread

by Shiha Kaur // 10 December 2012, 12:30

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Welcome to this week's round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think other readers will enjoy please add links in the comments section below. As usual, please note that a link here doesn't imply endorsement or agreement, and some links might be triggering.

The quick and the dead in Britain's global future (Oxford Human Rights Watch)

We will get tougher on knife thugs, Chris Grayling says. "Other changes include tough new sentences for hate crime, with a doubling in jail terms of up to 30 years for people convicted of murder motivated by hatred or hostility towards disability or transgender people." (Telegraph, Politics)

Trans comedy and BBC writers room team up for trans comedy award. (Funny Women)

Stop expecting free work from women(This Ain't Livin')

Literacy privilage: how I learned to check mine instead of making fun of people's grammar on the internet(Painting the Grey Area)

BBC reports on tributes being paid to a man who murdered his wife (Liberal Conspiracy)

Gender and race: how overlapping stereotypes affect our personal and professional decisions(Science Daily)

How a feminist debate was derailed by asking all men to leave (Guardian, Cif)

The girl who was raised as a boy so she wasn't abused says alot about society (The Independent)

The media reacts to the royal pregnancy (Bitch Buzz)

Kate is pregnant- so what? (Black Feminists)

Bristol University's Christian Union bans women from speaking at meetings(Huffington Post)

Update on Bristol Christian Union (Epigram)

Communication barriers in sex education put deaf people at risk (Guardian)

Nurses have not stopped caring (Guardian)

A seasonal warning on rape? Don't ask a Met policeman (Guardian)

Google grants $1.2M to help analyze female roles in TV and film. (Wired)

Suffragette autograph album illuminates movement's struggles (Guardian, Books)

DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible - Ignore Its Ten Worst Changes (Psychology Today, Blog)

APA modifies Gender Identity Disorder diagnosis (Washington Blade)

An Update on Gender Diagnoses, as the DSM-5 Goes to Press (GID Reform Weblog)

Briton says she was raped in the UAE but gets fined for drinking (Independent)

Workplace discrimination prompts 'whitened' job applications (BBC)

Anita Sarkeesian and the gamification of misogyny(New Statesman)

On talking to children about paedophilia (Mary-Rose MacColl)

Tory MP Bob Blackman: Cameron should be re-introducing Section 28 not letting gays marry (Pink News)

Evaluating Disabled Characters (This Ain't Livin')

On why men rape and why they don't (Hetronormative Patriarchy for Men)

Do we actually want to rid Europe of it's sex workers (Guardian)

Did renaissance women remove their body hair? (Jill Burke's Blog)

The European Commission spent over £80,000 making the atrocious "Science: It's a Girl Thing" video A group of Bristol Psychologists decided to see if they could do it better on a budget of £7.66

Picture shows a sprig of holly in the snow. Photo taken by Timothy Hamilton, shared under a Creative Comons License.

Comments From You

Lisa // Posted 10 December 2012 at 13:53

> How a feminist debate was derailed by
> asking all men to leave (Guardian, Cif)

Julia Long has responded to this with an explanation and a correction of how she was quoted in that article. What she actually said was:

"I just wonder if there are any men that would like to show their solidarity and leave at this point, out of respect for autonomous women's space. It's a polite invitation, but I just thought you might like to consider it, as political allies. Thank you." [Cheers and applause.]

Something else worth clarifying is that some people have gotten the impression that Long had made this invitation before the screening of the film. In fact it was after the film, before the discussion.

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