Weekly round-up and open thread, 15th August 2011
Carrie Dunn // 15 August 2011
Hello all, and welcome to this week’s round-up post. As always, use the comments to contribute your own links and discuss anything that’s not been covered in more detail on the site this week.
As always, these are just a series of interesting links we’ve spotted or been sent – a link’s inclusion does not mean any of us in the F Word collective necessarily endorse its contents. Don’t shoot the messenger.
Race, Riot Grrl, the Black Rock Movement, and Nirvana: The Teen Espirit Revisited Overflow
In praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series
Why history says gay people can’t marry…nor can anyone else*
Women! Wikipedia needs you
Marina Diamandis explores the corruption of self in new videos
She Got A Big Ego?: Thoughts on Dating with a Doctorate
By Helping a Girl Testify at a Rape Trial, a Dog Ignites a Legal Debate
Woman stands up to rioters in London
Native American Images in Video Games
Who speaks for women?
Fundamentalist sect leader jailed for life for sex with child brides
What Do You Mean When You Say You Want ‘Strong Female Characters’?
Zazzle ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ T-shirt advert banned
Anti-choice counselling: tell your MP to say NO!
Grazia admits digitally slimming Duchess of Cambridge
NAS holds first ever conference on women and ASDs
LGBT People and Domestic Abuse Seminar
UK and London riots: Let’s hear the voice of the youth
Association of Black Women Historians: An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help
Layla’s story: jailed after reporting a sexual assault
Mum of two gets five months for accepting looted shorts
If male superheroes posed like Wonder Woman
Cosmopolitan magazine and ‘grey rape’
“I will not recant”: Excommunicated priest faces dismissal from Maryknoll order for stance on women’s ordination
And picture is of Claire Taylor, England cricketer, who retired last month and who I should have blogged about then – the first woman to be named as one of Wisden’s five players of the year.