Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 6th July 2011.
Philippa Willitts // 6 July 2011
Apologies that this is a couple of days late this week, but here we are! This is the open thread for discussion and our round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time or capacity 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 comment here.
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- Richard Dawkins and Male Privilege, (Discovery Magazine)
- No “boys” and “girls” at gender-neutral preschool in Sweden, (Global Public Square at CNN)
- Forced sex change operations in India, (Pickled Politics)
- Feminist tips for online campaigning, (APC)
- On policing femininity, and the right to be wrong, (Shakesville)
- Laughing Matters? (Attitudes towards trans people betray the wider failures of “alternative” comedy), (New Statesman)
- This is not what victory looks like, (Another angry woman)
- The Rape Issue: PW Attacks the Myths & Lies About Sexual Assault, (Philadelphia Weekly)
- real women, (Filling a Much-Needed Void)
- Aung San Suu Kyi: “An icon in Damascus”, (The Samosa)
- Lernert & Sander: Natural Beauty, (Nowness)
- On sexual slavery and the question of what makes something ‘Islamic’, (Muslimah Media Watch)
- Disalienation: Why Gender is a Text Field on Diaspora, (Sarah Mei)
- Groomed, raped, discarded: how one girl’s story opened police eyes to abuse, (The Guardian)
- South Africa’s lesbians fear ‘corrective rape’, (BBC News)
- Daughters of the Brothel, (Al Jazeera)
- Behind the music: Where are the women at the biggest festivals?, The Guardian
- What Movies Tell Girls, (Laura Grace Weldon)
- DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 5: You Have to Be the Perfect Victim, (Colorlines)
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn: prejudice and politics shape a rape case again, (The Guardian)
- Girls depict harassment through comics, (The News)
- So simple, your mother could do it, photo-style!, (Geek Feminism Blog)
- Download a free copy of The Revolution Starts at Home, (Ms Blog)
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