Weekly round-up and open thread, 17 December 2012
by Helen G // 17 December 2012, 09:30
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.
TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains links to external websites and blogs, some of which have comment threads and other material which some people may find triggering. The links here are posted in good faith but, as The F-Word has no control over the content of external sites, readers are advised to use their discretion and approach them with due caution.
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- Older women are the nation's great untapped resource (Guardian, Cif)
- Privilege And Low Expectations (Rcialicious)
- Leggings for men: do you like my 'meggings'? (Guardian, Fashion)
- Anita Sarkeesian and the gamification of misogyny (New Statesman, Blogs)
- His Black Dress! (Blog)
- I'd Rather You'd Quit Partying Than Raped People (New Statesman, Blogs)
- 500 victims, 200 allegations: full shocking scale of Jimmy Savile's alleged sexual abuse to be revealed (Independent, News)
- David Davies, the 'Tory tornado': I'm not homophobic (Guardian, Passnotes)
- In which I RANT about Wikileaks Twitter Feed and Assange supporters (sian and crooked rib)
- Digital Dualism And The Glitch Feminism Manifesto (Cyborgology)
- Mayor's policing chief quizzed after woman worker 'patted on bottom' in City Hall lift (London Evening Standard)
- FHM, Virgin and Zoo Australia: The 12 Days of Misogyny (Independent, Voices)
- Scotland Yard admits 'shocking failings' in rape investigation (Telegraph, News)
- Dear The Internet, This Is Why You Can't Have Anything Nice (New Statesman, Blogs)
- Lesbians and bisexuals 'invisible' in UK media (Gay Star News)
- The Good-Men-Who-Only-Occasionally-Rape-People Project (No Sleep 'Til Brooklands)
- The rape victims who helped free their alleged attacker (Guardian, World)
- California judge says victim's body can prevent rape (Guardian, Society)
- Disabled man takes government to court over benefit test (Guardian, Society)
- Ex-girlfriend petitions against 'abuser' Justin Lee Collins appearing on Celebrity Big Brother (Independent, Arts and entertainment) - Online petition here
- Miscarriage isn't the same experience for every parent, but the aftercare needs to be sensitive every time (Independent, Voices)
- Serena Williams Is Not A Costume (Racialicious)
- Section 5 free speech campaign passes a major hurdle with Lords victory (National Secular Society, News)
- Essay: Coming Out in a Single Click (Facebook Stories)
- And just when you thought the Good Men Project couldn't get any worse... (Feministe)
- You are not a scrounger: a letter to a disabled reader (New Statesman, Blogs)
- "Aren't You Uncomfortable?" And Other Bull$%!t Things We Assume About Fat People (xoJane)
- 'I am estranged from my family' (Guardian, Life and style, Family)
- The Newtown School Shooting - Why We Mustn't Ignore Gender (Crates and Ribbons)
- The mothers fighting back against birth intervention (The Observer, Life and style)
- Let's talk about sex: Celebrating 50 years of sexual liberation (Independent on Sunday, Life and style)
- Happy Birthday, Jane Austen! Five Feminist Footnotes (Ms. Magazine Blog)
This week's closing video is "Image is Powerful" by Cameron Russell at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012:
Image attribution and description: The Public Domain image at the head of this post was made by Helen. The image is of interlocking red and green spirals.