Weekly round-up and open thread

// 17 September 2012

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Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think other readers will enjoy please add links in the comments section below. As usual, please note that a link here doesn’t imply endorsement or agreement, and some links might be triggering.

As fashion models, we should have basic rights and protection at work (Guardian)

Salford’s birth control pioneers (Guardian)

Doing poor wrong (Shut Up, Sit Down)

An open letter to CEO Lucien Grainge of Universal Music Group. (FAAN Mail)

Daily Mail’s ongoing fight to get porn blocked (Independent)

Girls’ mental health needs are overlooked in police custody, new IARS research shows

Chris Brown gets Rihanna’s beaten face tattooed on his neck, must be joking (Holy Moly!)

Barnsley Premier Leisure: Cancel the event hosting Mike Tyson as an after dinner speaker (Change.org)

Salma Yaqoob quits as Respect party leader (Guardian)

http://unwinona.tumblr.com/post/30861660109/i-debated-whether-or-not-to-share-this-story I debated whether or not to share this story (Unwinona)

Some links on BPAS debate on anti-abortion speech:Bro-Choice, Crates and Ribbons

Romney a wimp? Not so much, say gays who engaged with him as govenor (Boston Spirit)

Pussy Riot and the Legacy of Punk (Huffington Post)

Why Boys Are Inclined to Under-Achieve and Girls Lose Self-Esteem in Early School Years (RH Reality Check)

Retrospective rationalising, A man writes about rape (Digital Adventures)

Budget cuts may lead to all white management at EHRC

73-Year-Old Woman Raped and Beaten for Daring to Photograph Public Masturbator (xojane)

Fear of a Female Planet: Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) on Why Russia and the US Need a Pussy Riot (Open Culture)

Honour, rape and the right to abortion, Decapitation sparks debate over women’s rights in Turkey (The Stream – Al Jazeera English)

Male chief executive pay sky rockets 4.8% (Inside Housing)

Bare boobs and barefaced bullies (Huffington Post)

Rape campaign takes new approach to cutting down on sexual offences (STV News)

Obituary of Greta Karpin, longest ever serving labour party secretary, life-long union / labour / anti racism activist and all round awesome woman (Luke’s Blog)

The Sun’s Page 3 is the highly visible tip of misogyny’s iceberg (Guardian, Cif)

Sweden’s rape rate under the spotlight (BBC News)

Racism: It’s Elementary! (this ain’t livin’)

Don’t get raped: Practical advice for young ladies and other violable persons

Picture shows still life composition of plant and flower materials. Photo taken by Phil Manker on flickr, shared under a Creative Commons License.

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