Weekly round-up and open thread

// 30 April 2012

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Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think other readers will enjoy please add links in the comments section below. As usual, please note that a link here doesn’t imply endorsement or agreement, and some links might be triggering.

Mean Girls: feminism, the internet, and being nice (Bright Green)

Why the sex positive movement is bad for sex workers’ rights (Audacia Ray)

Why we need to keep talking about the white girls on Girls (Jezebel)

Sky News accidentally identifies Ched Evans rape victim while reporting Twitter row (Telegraph)

An open letter on glamour from a former glamour model, Alex Sim-Wise

What does Cannes have against women directors? (Film Critic)

Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim (Guardian)

Facebook Tells Mother: Remove Photos of Down Syndrome Child (Care2)

Nuns left stunned by Vatican rebuke for ‘radical feminist’ tendencies (The Sydney Morning Herald)

“Why aren’t there more women in tech?” Wrong question. (Cnet)

Erika Lust is occupying feminist porn (Vice)

Hair! (Not the Musical) (Vagenda)

Being a torch bearer : mixed feelings and intersections (Sisters of Frida)

Gendered Marketing Really Gets on My Tits (@unfortunatalie)

Trans in Media: The ASAI rule on Paddy Power (TENI) See also earlier posts on The F-Word here and here.

How Belle du Jour got her figures wrong (New Statesman)

A critical response to the coalition for equal marriage’s new video (Marxist Queen):

Shape & Situate: Posters of Inspirational European Women at Victoria Baths Fanzine Convention (The Shrieking Violet)

What men say about women when they think you’ve never been one (The Bilerico Project)

Inner city life (Bird of Paradox)

Why I refuse to back Boris Johnson (Speaker’s Chair)

Sex Workers – an invitation to tell your story (Greta Christina’s Blog)

Picture by Flickr user @Doug88888, used under a Creative Commons License

Comments From You

Douche,BagandShoes // Posted 30 April 2012 at 5:05 pm

Alex Sim-Wise’s piece is brilliant. I couldn’t work out how to comment on her Tumblr, but for Alex and any of your readers who are interested, we have something on our blog about growing up with Page Three:


And to supplement Bright Green’s fantastic piece on niceness and femininity, we have something on smiling and gender policing: ‘Why “Cheer up, Darlin” will only make me scowl harder’:


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