Weekly round-up – Monday 4th June 2012

// 4 June 2012

Here’s our weekly round-up of interesting stories we didn’t have time to blog about – as usual, feel free to debate in the comments and add your own links there.

The usual disclaimer applies – linking here doesn’t necessarily imply endorsement and the stories could be triggering.

PS I found the image on Flickr from the National Archives UK photo stream and thought it was terrific and timely!

How Newsnight demonised a single mother (Liberal Conspiracy)

What BBC Newsnight did to Shanene Thorpe (Lenin’s Tomb)

Asylum seekers: when the questions tell us so much more than the answers

It’s 2012 already: why is opinion writing still mostly male? (CJR)

The hijab has liberated me from society’s expectations of women (CiF)

Gender diversity audit of the New Statesman’s home page (Sian and Crooked Rib)

Book Rant | The Girl’s Book of Glamour

Free childcare trials to begin in September (Guardian)

Body Image report launched (BodyImage.org.uk)

Edit – 5th June – this link no longer seems to work – try this one instead!

This Is What Makes Us Girls (Tiger Beatdown)

How to pitch (stories) like a girl (Poynter)

The responses to RadFem2012 show our queer and feminist communities to be standing strong against transphobia (Lesbilicious)

The Rumpus Interview with Alison Bechdel

Oklahoma doctor refuses to provide emergency contraceptive to rape victim on basis of religious conscience

From 2010: Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace

A Guide to Hipster Anti-Racism (Racialicious)

Ched Evans appeals against rape conviction (Sheffield Star)

Hey, feminists who try to reclaim the term “feminazi”? Don’t. (Zero at the Bone)

Girl from AP’s Vietnam napalm photo finds her peace with history (Guardian)

NYT: MEN invented the internet (Xeni Jardin)

Jason Alexander offers the greatest apology in history for ‘gay cricket’ joke (Out Sports)

Bare-breasted in New York (Paa.La)

Comments From You

IronFly // Posted 5 June 2012 at 9:21 pm

The body image report link isn’t working for me.

Also, I wrote this about women and open source filmmaking:


The article wasn’t specifically about women, but the two directors involved just so happened to be. Which is nice.

sian norris // Posted 8 June 2012 at 11:11 am

ooh, i only just noticed you’d linked to my diversity audit! many thanks xx

L.M // Posted 9 June 2012 at 8:24 pm

This article about the surrogacy industry in India is really disturbing and important: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/05/india-surrogates-impoverished-die

Also, this article from Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters about honour based violence is really good: http://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/pragna-patel/use-and-abuse-of-honour-based-violence-in-uk

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