Weekly round-up and open thread, 26 June 2012
Helen G // 26 June 2012
A day late and a dollar short again… Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time 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 drop it in the comments here.
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- The web presents deaf and disabled people with a digital glass wall (Guardian,Cif)
- Hate crimes against disabled people soar to a record level (Independent)
- “Comfort women” photographer receives death threats (Women’s Views on News)
- Comment: Assange has betrayed Wikileaks and its principles (politics.co.uk)
- Erica Kennedy, a Music Writer Who Satirized the Hip-Hop World, Dies at 42 (New York Times, Books)
- Lap Dancer Nadine Quashie and Stringfellows (Guardian, Life & Style)
- Cosmo’s 44 Most Ridiculous Sex Tips (Nerve)
- Choice feminism (Lucy Boyes)
- Transgender Athlete Looks to Qualify in Hammer (New York Times, Blogs)
- The threat of misandry! (Pharyngula)
- Misogyny, the skeptics movement, and grand theft auto (Coyote Crossing)
- A conversation about TAM (Pharyngula)
- Australian ‘mega-brothel’ gets go-ahead (Telegraph, World News)
- She won a gold medal because she’s pretty (phys.org)
- Mail Online didn’t get the memo about being less creepy (New Statesman, The Staggers blog)
- London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete (BBC News, World)
This week’s closing video is a nice, sunny (if a little abstract) piece of music called “Moonshake”, from the 1973 album Future Days, by one of my all-time favourite bands, Can. Crank up the volume, open the windows and… what d’you mean it’s started raining? ;)