Weekly round-up and open thread, 29 July 2013

// 29 July 2013

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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.

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This week’s closing video is ‘How six women did something incredible to save the Arctic’, Greenpeace UK’s behind the scenes look at the recent ‘IceClimb‘ of The Shard in London:

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Comments From You

Lisa // Posted 29 July 2013 at 11:08 am

I think Cissexism and the Structural Nature of Gender, new this week by ciscritical-not-cisphobic, is excellent reading:

“To put it plainly: Cissexism is gender*. The two structures are one and the same. Details may be quibbled over… but I believe they are the same thing, seen from different angles…”

(* read the essay to see what she means by “gender” since the word has contested meanings)

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