Weekly round-up and open thread, 29 October 2012
Helen G // 29 October 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.
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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- Child support agency changes threaten women already living in fear (Guardian, Money)
- How to be better: on intersectionality, privilege and silencing (Another angry woman)
- A school reveals it has a “Fantasy Slut League” (Salon)
- Dear Vagenda Editors… (Black Feminists)
- China’s ‘Leftover’ Women (NYT, Opinion)
- Little Pink & Blue Knitted Suits: A Man Speaks Out About Damaging Gender Roles (Week Woman)
- Noor Inayat Khan: remembering Britain’s Muslim war heroine (Guardian, Life and style)
- European Union debate due on women board quotas (BBC Business News)
- Savile, Reddit and turning off the lights (Women’s Views on News)
- ‘Unacceptable force’ used by G4S staff deporting pregnant woman (Guardian)
- You don’t need an MA in gender studies to know that race matters to feminism (Guardian, Cif)
- Should He Stay or Should He Go Now? (Lisybabe’s Blog)
- An Open Letter to Ann Coulter (The World of Special Olympics)
- Spearmint Rhino’s 24 hour strip club and Page 3 – you’re not about ‘choice’ for women (The Independent, Voices)
- Significant Other – Gender Signifiers in Video Games (How to not suck at game design)
- TW: Angel Haze Exposes Brutal History of Childhood Sexual Assault In Devastating New Track (xojane)
- Fujitsu assigns team of women to design PC for women (The Register)
- TW: New York police officer charged with plan to cook, eat women (Reuters)
- Yes, i do look lush. No, you don’t need to tell me. (sian and crooked rib)
- Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise? (Huffington Post UK)
- Breastfeeding: Still a mother’s right to choose? (Women’s Views on News)
- South Africa: Shock As Six Lesbians Brutally Beaten At Petrol Station (Identity Kenya)
- Dressing up for Halloween: a feminist’s guide (Guardian, Cif, Guardian Comment Network)
- What we expect from allies, and the view from both sides of that fence (Equal Rights – Fatihah Iman)
- The hair trade’s dirty secret (Guardian, Life and style)
- Almost five million British workers paid less than the living wage (Guardian, Society)
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION AND DESCRIPTION: The Public Domain image at the head of this post is The Earth seen from Apollo 17, from Wikipedia.
“The Blue Marble” is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 statute miles). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.