Weekly round-up and open thread: 30 July 2012
Laura // 30 July 2012
Welcome to this week’s round-up of stories and articles of interest from the last week. As ever, inclusion does not imply endorsement. Feel free to add anything we’ve missed in comments!
Kimberly Seals Allers: “People don’t expect to see me as a breastfeeding advocate”
You’re wrong, Harriet Harman – Conservatives make better feminists – TROLLING ALERT!!
(Gay Star News)
(BBC News, Health)
[CONTENT WARNING: link features photo of a beaten woman’s face]
A Repetitive Dialogue – Analysing the debate between trans women and cis radical feminists over lesbian space
(Guardian of Spirits)
My miscarriage, my abortion – On US fetal personhood laws
Terms and Conditions Tear Your Ads Apart – Why the group behind Ireland’s anti-choice adverts could soon be hit with legal problems
Saudi Arabia: The “Faceless” Experiment – In which a Saudi blogger reports on her experiences of wearing the niqab for the first time
(This Ain’t Livin’)
Thanks (but no thanks…) – Weightlifter Zoe Smith reminds certain male commenters that “we don’t lift weights in order to look hot”
Not just Sally Ride – On the women NASA prevented from going into space
London 2012 beach volleyball is a maverick mix of Benny Hill and sport – Carrie has pointed out that the Benny Hill tune was played between points in the men’s matches too and it seemed to be more of a joke at the expense of the volunteers running on and raking the sand all over the court as quickly as they could
“About Face”: Yesterday’s supermodels take a long look in the mirror (Washington Post)
(Observer, World news)
[CONTENT WARNING – This contains horrible comments from rapists and the image at the top also includes quotes which you will see as soon as you click through]
Anti-Suffragette Postcards from the Early 20th Century – and over a century later we’re still fighting the same stereotypes!
2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Why subversive gestures are not enough
Photo of a pin board covered in various lovely things, including feminist badges, buttons and postcards, by our very own cathredfern, shared under a Creative Commons licence.