Weekly round-up and open thread, 24 June 2013
Helen G // 24 June 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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- CW: rape It Happened to Me: I Was Raped at Disney World And Nobody Cared (xoJane)
- Vice’s suicide fashion pictures could be deadly (Guardian, Cif)
- Anti-Pervert Hairy Stockings for Girls During Summer (chinaSMACK)
- On the bystander effect and how it perversely protects victims of male violence (It’s Not A Zero Sum Game)
- CW: SVAW This Is Not Fucking Harmless (Casey Malone Is The Brute Squad)
- An open letter from the Turkish Hayat TV, to be closed down because it broadcasted Taksim (EUobserver)
- Student ‘suspended’ after reporting alleged rape (Telegraph)
- ‘Ex-gay ministry’ Exodus International apologizes, says it will close and stop hurting people (Patheos)
- What happened when I started a feminist society at school (Guardian, Education)
- Welfare reform piles pressure on victims of domestic violence (Guardian Professional)
- TrowelBlazers: In search of the female Indiana Jones (CNN International)
- Evening Standard refuses to drop Saatchi over Nigella assault (politics.co.uk)
- Jeremy Forrest’s relationship with his pupil ‘was abusive’ (Guardian)
- Asylum seekers are valuable members of the community (Guardian, Society)
- “It started with the narrowest of hairline fractures, so small I didn’t see what it would become” (New Statesman)
- Trade Union Votes Against Supporting Abuse Survivors (Bright Green)
- Nigella photos: Sunday People paid £14,000 to snapper reaping global fees (Guardian Media)
- One in three women suffers violence, global study finds (Guardian, Society)
- From pillar to post (Inside Housing)
- We were wrong (Kickstarter Blog)
- Intern Blog: Being Chinese-American and Feminist (The Feminist Press)
- Allies Are Still Privileged; Don’t Forget It (Gradient Lair)
- If you’re going to trash trans people online, don’t be surprised when they kick you out of their club (Lesbilicious)
- Woman dressed as vagina stops street fight between penis and man in Glastonbury (Central Somerset Gazette)
- I’ll Be Watching You: NSA Surveillance and the Male Gaze (The New Inquiry)
- Old Aerial Photographs May Hold the Key to Solving the Amelia Earhart Mystery (PetaPixel)
This week’s closing video is ‘Cannonball’ by The Breeders:
Image attribution and description: The image at the head of this post is called First Coffee. It is a black-and-white photograph taken by Helen. If using elsewhere, please ensure correct attribution including a link back to this post:
The image is a photo of a white mug, with the word coffee stamped on its side, containing freshly-made coffee and a spoon. The mug is standing on a chequer-board pattern kitchen worktop.