Weekly round-up and open thread

// 18 April 2011


feminism rocks stencilled on a pavement

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Ms Magazine reports that women will finally be allowed to compete in ski jumping the Winter Olympics – a sport where women have the physical advantage, which may just have something to do with why we’ve been banned from competing for so long.

‘A Tunisian Girl’ talks about blogging under repressive regimes.

Feminism and teaching: where do we go from here? A report on the UK’s first Feminism and Teaching Symposium.

Why I won’t be talking about abortion as a “women’s issue” any more – Lori @ Feministing.

The art of “no” continued: saying “no” when you’ve already said “yes” – CaptainAwkward.com.

France is considering making it illegal to pay for sex – Guardian.

Following on from the news that the Salvation Army were awarded a contract to support victims of sex trafficking, a local, Relate-backed charity with twenty years’ experience has been passed over in favour of a homophobic Catholic charity for a contract to counsel teenagers in the London Borough of Richmond. But let’s not forget that traditional Christian folks are being oppressed, OK?!

Venus Iceberg X and the Ghe20 Goth1k Crew Call Out DJ Diplo for Musical and Cultural Imperialism – Racialicious.

Female GPs may struggle to re-train after maternity leave as funding for returners’ schemes is cut, the Medical Women’s Federation has warned – GP Online.

Coming of Age: Arya Raje on how she learnt to value the traditionally feminine, not just assert her right to be part of the traditionally masculine.

Majority of Women Use Contraception Irrespective of Religious Affiliation – RH Reality Check.

Maddow: New Abortion Restrictions Unchallenged Because Roe’s On the Line – AlterNet.

Saudi women use fatwa in driving bid – Gulf News.

Girls between 16 and 19 are now most at risk of domestic violence – Guardian.

The Girl Dearth – comment on the “missing girls” in India and globally – Sepia Mutiny.

Libby Brooks: Beware the anti-abortionists’ tiny steps towards reform.

And given that I refuse to let Nadine “forced pregnancy = pro-woman” Dorries have the last word, here’s a baby penguin. Being tickled. Oh my.

Photo of “Feminism Rocks” stencilled on a pavement by Kristjan Wager, shared under a Creative Commons Licence.

Comments From You

sianushka // Posted 19 April 2011 at 9:24 am

This in the guardian today re sex trafficking gu.com/p/2zgf2/tw

Susan // Posted 19 April 2011 at 10:27 am

The link is wrong for the Feministing article; I found it at http://feministing.com/2011/04/11/why-i-wont-be-talking-about-abortion-as-a-womens-issue-anymore/

paul kelly // Posted 19 April 2011 at 2:39 pm

great piece laura.

dont forget http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/apr/19/sex-trafficking-uk-legal-reform

peace // Posted 19 April 2011 at 4:39 pm

i have never understood why women think that it is liberating to pose on lads mags so i found it upseting when i read this on the daily mail.


Laura // Posted 19 April 2011 at 9:39 pm

Link fixed, sorry about that!

Laurelin // Posted 22 April 2011 at 8:29 pm

Please everyone write your MPs about the withdrawal of funding from the Poppy Project!!! We must show that we will fight, and that we will not desert prostituted women.

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