Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread

// 28 February 2011

Hello all!

See below our weekly round up of interesting, amusing, infuriating or noteworthy feminist things from t’internet last week. If you have more, feel free to add in the comments!

Women Eating Cake

TV Presenter Cerrie Burnell: I don’t care if you’re offended (Guardian)

Feminist alphabet prints now available (Bad Reputation)

Lingerie shop to staff: wear make up or else (Feminazery)

Shattering Voices From The Military Rape Lawsuit, Verbatim.

“Last week, a group of women and men sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, for creating a culture that enabled and protected their rapists. The words in this video are taken directly from their complaint.” (Jezebel) < - Trigger warning, use your own discretion Muslim Feminist Punk: Helping Destroy Stereotypes of Gender, Religion and Race (AlterNet)

Lady Journos: Here are the women writers.

Send a photo message to UN women (Guardian)

Vatican confirms report of sexual abuse and rape of nuns by priests in 23 countries (Independent) < - Trigger warning, use your own discretion Feminism and Blogging (Happy Home)

Brian McFadden pens date rape ditty (Too Much to Say for Myself)

Women of the Revolution (AlJazeera)

And finally:

“I don’t wanna marry someone if I don’t have a job first” – 5 year old girl lays down the law.

(Via @Nat_Attack22 and @CathElliott)

Comments From You

Kit // Posted 28 February 2011 at 11:26 am

I was wondering what happened to Cerrie Burnell after the news of parental “complaints” about her – I remember the Facebook backlash in support of her and not much else after that, so it’s nice to read the article/inteview now :)

I think the author could have worded this much better though: “…a flurry of demented emails and posts on a BBC messageboard objected to her presence on television.” /golfclap :/

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