Weekly roundup and open thread

// 25 March 2013

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Heya folks!

It’s our weekly roundup of posts we haven’t blogged about. Feel free to add some more in the comments sections. As usual, these do nor represent the F-word’s opinions.

1. I chatted with the dirty girls, 17 years later (Vice Beta)

2.Taking back the city: The feminist campaign to reclaim Scotland’s public space (Post)

3. Steubenville teens are found guilty but rape culture remains alive and well (Feministing) *Warning* Trigger warning

4.Why do you laugh at the fat people? (Obesity Timebomb)

5. Meet the British woman fighting to go into space (The Telegraph)

6. Why publishers refuse games such as Remember Me because of their female protagonists (EuroGamer.net)

7. Michelle Shocked enrages fans with onstage anti-gay rant (The Guardian)

8. Transgender Europe’s Trans murder monitor project revelas more than 1,100 reported murders of Trans people in the last Five years (Trans respect versus Transphobia WORLDWIDE)

9. Protestors call for UK Home Secretary to Resign after Deported Ugandan lesbian dies (O-blog-dee-o-blog-da)

10. Steubenville: this is rape culture’s Abu Ghraib moment (The New Statesman)

11. Coronation Street Star Bill Roache, AKA Ken Barlow, Says Victims Are To Blame For Sex Abuse (Huffington Post)

12. Actor William Roache ‘sorry’ over sex abuse comments (BBC)

13. VIDEO: Malala Yousafzai achieves her ‘dream’ of going back to school in Birmingham (BirminghamMail)

14. Buyer Beware: The case of Lysol disinfectant (OUPblog)

15. Maria Toorpakai: The Pakistani squash star who had to pretend to be a boy (BBC)

16. Why We Don’t Need Any More Female Billionaires Telling Us How to ‘Have it All’ (The Jane Dough)

17. Night nurseries: Sweden’s round-the-clock childcare (BBC)

18. The Mechanics of the Pull-Up (and Why Women Can Absolutely Do Them) (Scientific America)

19. Violence against women has no religious justification (Al Arabiya)

20. My guide for victim-blamers (The not so quiet feminist)

21. More women are needed in investigative journalism (Columbia Journalism Review)

22. Popular science blog is run by a woman – to the surprise of some on Facebook (Guardian)

23. Working Dads Have Regrets Too (BuzzFeed)

24. Julia Gillard apologises to Australian mothers for forced adoptions (Guardian)

25. Women: hitting your man is not cute; it’s abuse (The Telegraph)

26. Out and proud (Inside Housing)

27. A Woman Walks Into A Tech Conference (BuzzFeed)

28. Body Image: Four-Year-Olds ‘Feeling Pressure’ (SkyNews)

29. Dismal Steubenville coverage (Columbia Journalism Review)

30. Lucy Meadows story not in the public interest (Scotsman)

31. Don’t like the Mean Girls’ table? Check out the rest of the room (The New Statesman)

32. How the NHS will be quietly privatised from April 1st, while the media ignores it (Liberal Conspiracy)

33. Julia Gillard’s adoption apology comes after an abyss of trauma (Guardian)

34. Official Tunisian paper slams leading Egyptian feminist as ‘promoting’ ‘gayness’ (GayStarNews)

35. Rochester nightclub’s cleavage stunt condemned (BBC)

Comments From You

SophieR @sophiamaria_ // Posted 26 March 2013 at 10:06 am

Hi thanks for the roundup. Can I point you towards a new blog by Karen Ingala Smith @K_IngalaSmith – three posts in three days so far:

– The BBC, the myth of false allegations and culpability

– Letter to the Attorney General regarding the unduly lenient sentencing of Paul Keene for the killing of Carmen Gabriela Miron-Buchacra

– Counting dead women

Powerful stuff.

http://kareningalasmith.wordpress.com/

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