Weekly round-up and open thread, 27 May 2013
Helen G // 27 May 2013
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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- Who invented clothes? A Palaeolithic archaeologist answers (Guardian, Science)
- DeafHope UK – The First Deaf Women’s Refuge (Same Difference)
- Beyond Marriage Equality: For a United Sexual and Gender Liberation Movement (Marxist Queen)
- Awesome trowel-wielding women: WE SALUTE YOU! (Trowelblazers, Tumblr)
- Scottish nightclub investigated over alleged spy mirror in women’s toilets (Guardian)
- Disabled woman died after NHS blunders, ombudsman finds (Guardian, Society)
- Gay marriage bill may lead to ‘lesbian queen and artificially inseminated heir’ (Guardian, Politics)
- This Is The Worst Thing I Have Ever Heard A Child Say (Upworthy)
- Bipolar disorder woman in legal battle over abortion (BBC News)
- Facebook Creeps and Lingerie Models (Anna Krohnistic)
- Bedsharing & SIDS – Why We Have it All Wrong (Sarah Ockwell-Smith)
- Horrifying new trend: Posting rapes to Facebook (Salon)
- Trans people left behind in England and Wales equal marriage bill (Gay Star News)
- ‘We Have Always Fought’: Challenging the ‘Women, Cattle and Slaves’ Narrative (A Dribble of Ink)
- The DNS influence index (Disability News Service) – Congratulations to TFW’s Philippa W, making a well-deserved and welcome appearance!
- This Isn’t The Way I Planned on Getting Banned from a Casino… (Diary of a Stand Up Comic)
- What’s The #1 Killer Of Girls Aged 15-19 Worldwide? (Upworthy)
- Mississippi Could Soon Jail Women for Stillbirths, Miscarriages (Mother Jones)
- G4S set to run rape and sex crime victim support centres (Birmingham Mail)
- Judith Butler Explained with Cats (BINARYTHIS)
- Activists Pressure Companies To Boycott Facebook Over Its Content Promoting Violence Against Women (ThinkProgress)
- Facebook’s violently sexist pages are an opportunity for feminists (Guardian, Cif)
- Can Transformative Justice Stop Rape? (BuzzFeed)
- Proud to be a Man-Hating Lesbian: On Patriachal Approved Feminism (My Elegant Gathering of White Snows)
- 15 Recent Ads That Glorify Sexual Violence Against Women (Business Insider)
- British Ad Campaign Uses Image Of Old Pregnant Woman To Scare Women Into Having Babies Younger (ThinkProgress)
- Truth behind the death of suffragette Emily Davison is finally revealed (Guardian, Society)
- Daily Mail Journalist Amanda Platell Admits Viewing Child Porn For Article, Faces Possible Police Investigation (Huffington Post)
This week’s closing video is ‘Amelia’ by Joni Mitchell from her 1976 album Hejira:
Image attribution and description: The image at the head of this post is called The Earth seen from Apollo 17. It is a famous photograph of the Earth taken in 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon. It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula. It is a public domain image found at Wikimedia Commons. It is a public domain image from the Wikimedia Commons.