Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread
Philippa Willitts // 7 February 2011
Here are some of the things that caught our eye this week, but which didn’t make it into blog posts of their own. If you have any stories or blog posts or news that you want to add, please post them in the comments thread!
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- Kelly Clark the first woman snowboarder to land a 1080 in competition
- “National law has contempt for women” – Interview with Nicaraguan women’s rights activist Azahálea Solís from Latinamerican Press.
- 100 young adult books for the feminist reader, from Bitch.
- PETA’s Trashy Degradation of Women Hits All-Time High, from Revolution of Real Women.
- Student occupations not such a feminist utopia after all?
- Farewell, Feministing!, Jessica Valenti leaving Feministing.
- Inquiry after Mexico prison inmate gets Botox injection from the BBC.
- The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape, from Mother Jones.
- Inside The Egyptian Revolution, from Youth Journalism International.
- Gendered battle gear, from Sociological Images.
- Top Gear offensive again, this time to Mexican people, ambassador, from Racialicious.
- Oh yes, related. These Jennifer Aniston pics from Allure…, by Zoë Stagg.
- Isabelle Brown is a Person, from the Hand Mirror.
- The war against street harassment goes global, from Jezebel.
- Women’s groups struggle amid funding cuts, from the Guardian.
- Thousands of Men and No Groping! Egypt’s protests were a safe space for women. Until things turned violent, from Slate.
- Photos of Manchester’s LGBT history.
- Bangladeshi girl, 14, dies after receiving 100 lashes, from the Guardian.
- How to raise a rocket scientist, by America’s first woman in space.
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to launch exhibition on women musicians, from Wears the Trousers magazine.
- The Oxford Comment 6, BEAUTY!, from the OUP blog.
- 11 Women Found Murdered in Albuquerque Desert – Why Was This Not Treated As a National Tragedy? from AlterNet.
- South Dakota Denies Driver’s Licenses To Married Lesbians, from Pride in Utah.
- How I Fought a YouTube Takedown and (Eventually) Won, from WIMN.
- Reaction Issue 2 is now available.
- Shakedown, from Kathleen Hanna’s blog.
- New US bill will let doctors refuse to save the lives of pregnant women, from Feministe.
- Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere, from Newsnight blog.
- Women Subject to Objectifying Gazes Show Decreased Maths Ability from Science Daily.
- This is the Big Society, you see. It must be big, to contain so many volunteers, by Philip Pullman at Open Democracy.
- Conservative Lawmakers No Longer Attempting To Disguise The Fact That They Hate Women from Jezebel.
- Traffic in sex slaves could rise if Britain rejects European anti-vice strategy from the Guardian.
- Iron-deficiency is not something you get just for being a lady from Kate Clancy at Context and Variation.
- Sex trafficking in the UK: one woman’s horrific story of kidnap, rape, beatings and prostitution from the Guardian.
- Saving our Daughters from an Army of Princesses, from NPR.
- Carlene Firmin becomes youngest black woman to receive an MBE, also from the Guardian.
- Zach Wahls speaks about family on youtube.
Photograph by crl!, licensed with a Creative Commons Licence.