Weekly round-up and open thread, 9 July 2012
Helen G // 9 July 2012
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.
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- More women break through glass ceiling (The Independent)
- Asian women struggle more to get top jobs (Times of India)
- We’re not here for your inspiration (The Drum – Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Words. Out. Of. Mouth. (Grateful Chorus) – Praise for TFW’s Jolene Tan “for this brilliant, snappy piece” – Thanks, Rowena! (Jolene’s post is here: What’s wrong with sexual objectification? Hint: it’s not the “sexual” bit)
- Campaigners on sexual violence accuse Olympic organisers of ignoring issue (Guardian, Life and style)
- Breastfeeding mothers stage protest in a Bristol cafe (BBC News)
- Frank Ocean and the courage to come out (Guardian, Music)
- A feminist response to Michael Albert’s visions for the Occupy Movement (FeministActionCambridge)
- World leaders accused of backsliding on women’s rights (Guardian, Global development)
- We are the NHS and the NHS is us (Guardian, Cif)
- Get back on air, new BBC chief tells the woman sacked for being too old (Independent, TV & Radio)
- The Unfair Burden on New Mums (Women’s Resource Centre)
- Solidarity in Feminism Or How White Feminists Fail Intersectionality….Again (Esoterica, Tumblr)
- This is what online harassment looks like (New Statesman, Blogs)
- Afghan woman accused of adultery shot dead in public (Guardian, World)