Round-up and open thread

// 13 August 2012

Mandelbrot fractal.jpg Sorry. It is, indeed, Monday. But at least that means you get another link round-up and open thread. As always, linking does not imply endorsement, and there may be disturbing content on some of these sites.

Do post anything we’ve missed in the comments!

  • Get Tested Or Get Out: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls, Kicks out Students Who Refuse or are Pregnant (ACLU blog)
  • Opinion: Why focus on Gabby Douglas’ hair? (CNN)
  • Chavela Vargas, 1919-2012 (BoingBoing)
  • Sometimes an Organization Breaks Your Heart [Updated] (Wet Asphalt)
  • Harrods having a gender neutral toy department (Boing Boing)
  • First music festival fully accessible to disabled people hits the right note (Guardian, Society)
  • Victoria Pendleton inspires British women to get in the saddle (Telegraph, Sports)
  • No individual stamp honour for Paralympic gold medallists (BBC, The Ouch! Blog)
  • What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress? (NYTimes, Magazine)
  • Top ten differences between white terrorists and others (Informed Comment)
  • Companies with female directors perform better (HR Review)
  • Japanese Police Women To Go Up To 10% Of Force….by 2023 (Japan Subculture Research Centre)
  • Stressed men drawn to heavy women (BBC News, Science & environment)
  • A cult of quantity (Skepchick)
  • The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon – putting women in their place? – by the F Word’s Holly Combe!
  • “The True Blasphemy”: Slavoj Žižek on Pussy Riot (chtodelat news)
  • Only 9% of Wikipedia Editors Are Women [INFOGRAPHIC]
  • Leeds Skeptics in the Pub reach out to women (Butterflies and Wheels)
  • Sisterhood of the Oppressed (Liberal Will)
  • Grace Dent: Take the fight to men – we’d give them a good kicking (Independent, Opinion)
  • Saudi Arabia plans new city for women workers only (Guardian, World news)
  • Why Do Female Authors Dominate Young-Adult Fiction? – Meghan LewitThe Atlantic
  • Woman Sues After Breastfeeding Video Gets Pornified (Mommyish)

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  • Comments From You

    Louise McCudden // Posted 13 August 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Re the Gabby Douglas thing, I would just like to recommend following @GraceisHuman on twitter who has been tweeting and writing some really interesting stuff on that subject (and many others).

    Philippa Willitts // Posted 15 August 2012 at 8:40 pm

    A nice positive update – Royal Mail have (finally!) agreed to make stamps of Paralympians too.

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