Weekly round-up and open thread, 5 November 2012
Helen G // 5 November 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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- No More Cakes or Biscuits (Tangerine and Cinnamon)
- Woman who was raped and left in an alleyway was then raped again by a passer-by as she lay helpless (The Independent, Crime)
- Women shouldn’t have mobile phones, politicians should: politician (Reuters, India Insight blog)
- Police question disability activist about ‘criminal’ posts on Facebook – UPDATE (
- Living under the threat of welfare ‘reform’ (
- Psychological impact of falls devastating for older people (WRVS)
- Atos benefits bullies killed my sick dad, says devastated Kieran, 13 (Daily Record)
- TW: A Fan Letter to Certain Conservative Politicians (Whatever blog)
- Fresh questions for PM over womens’ role in government (Guardian, Politics)
- Government U-turn on abortion counselling (politics.co.uk)
- Hillary Clinton’s Birthday: 65 Reasons To Love Her On Her 65th (Huffington Post)
- Tate Global: museum scours world for new art (The Independent, Arts and entertainment)
- Was Kate Moss exploited as a young model? (Guardian, Life and style)
- Bond, villain (Recipe Rifle)
- Catholic leaders furious at Stonewall’s ‘bigot’ award for Cardinal Keith O’Brien (Guardian, World)
- Stuart Rodger sentenced for shouting at David Cameron (BC News, Glasgow & West Scotland)
- Your Jokes About Bloomberg’s Sign Language Interpreters Aren’t Funny (Atlantic Wire)
- All Grown Up (The DM Reporter)
- Women take on BBC over failure to get female experts on air (The Observer, Life and style)
- You can’t run a fair society from the Gents’ (Independent on Sunday, Comment)
This week’s closing video is “The Moth and The Moon” by Jo Mango:
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