Weekly round-up and open thread (21-27 December)

// 27 December 2010

It’s our weekly open thread and round-up of all the things that fell through the blogging net. Please do add your own links or chat away in comments.

Standard disclaimer: linking to something is not an enduring seal of approval from The F-Word, links are included because one of the collective members thought it was interesting and added it to the list.

Also, I’ve not read through all these stories, some may be triggering for some readers. Use caution.

A feminist tribute to Daft Punk (Feministified)

Julie Ruin is back (Don’t Dance Her Down Boys)

UK Feminista is hiring

The only winning move is not to play (Gemini: The Webcomic about Living Plural)

Young feminists to older feminists: if you can’t find us, it’s because we’re online (Campus Progress)

Young feminists to older feminists: if you can’t find us, it’s because we’re online (Sady Doyle – response to above article)

The year in feminist rage (BitchBuzz)

Christian health worker Margaret Forrester faces sack over anti-abortion booklet (Telegraph)

Five years of civil partnerships (Pink News)

Judge James Pickles dies, aged 85 (Guardian)

‘Porn Block’ – a realistic proposal from the UK government? (Dr Petra Boynton)

Feminist Spock (Twitter)

The 14 most thankless female [film] roles of the year (Vulture)

28 die in factory fire making clothes for the Gap (Change.org)

Dating Advice for the Bookish Woman

Home Office team up with Women’s Aid and Refuge to encourage women experiencing domestic violence to seek help

P/S I’m sofa-bound with flu right now, so it may take longer than usual to moderate comments.

Comments From You

Mary Tracy // Posted 27 December 2010 at 11:47 pm

How interesting. The one and only link to the non-news about “Porn Block” and it doesn’t contain a word about women. Plenty of arguments about how it couldn’t work, though. Immensely useful, by the way. There’s clearly not enough people in the internet opposing this non-block. /sarcasm.

Beth R // Posted 29 December 2010 at 9:36 am

This guardian obit contains rather more details on Pickles’ more objectional actions, but may be more triggering: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/dec/22/james-pickles-obituary

Lauren // Posted 29 December 2010 at 4:17 pm

Get better Jess!

sam // Posted 29 December 2010 at 5:54 pm

Own your responsibility for the content of the website you edit. Plausible deniability is bunk.

Jess McCabe // Posted 29 December 2010 at 6:59 pm

@Lauren Thanks!

Jzexoia // Posted 30 December 2010 at 7:09 am

Hi, I just saw from wordpress that you linked to one of my comics (Gemini: the webcomic about living plural) and wanted to say thanks!

Some interesting links here, I may have to start following this blog, though I’m not from the UK!

feministified // Posted 13 January 2011 at 10:47 am

I’m catching up on my blog reading, and I cannot believe I am just now noticing your link to my blog!

I am glad so many other people are enjoying this Daft Punk tribute as much as I am (still)!

Cheers :)

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