Weekly round-up and open thread, Monday 15th July 2013
Carrie Dunn // 15 July 2013
Here’s our weekly round-up of stories we found interesting this week but didn’t have chance to blog about. Linking does not imply endorsement; and as always, because these go through to other sites, the content you find there could be triggering, so please click with caution.
Picture is of the Shard, the London skyscraper climbed by Greenpeace activists, and discussed by (at least) two of the articles we link to in the round-up this week. Image courtesy of Mariordo (Mario Riberto Duran Ortiz) via Wikipedia.
Mitherings from Morningside: The Smell of Bullshit, part 22: Sexual Harassment is Part of the Job
Huffington Post: Chile Abortion Debate Sparked By Child’s Pregnancy
Guardian: Sexual violence in Egypt: ‘The target is a woman’
Guardian: Courtroom treatment of vulnerable victims faces review
Bust: Men And Women Switch Clothes And Make Us Confused And Happy
Independent: British public wrong about nearly everything, survey shows
BBC: Ossett cafe owner ‘warns’ customers she is black
Poynter: Wired’s profile of Google engineer leads with anecdotes about her wardrobe
Care2: Greece is Waging a Horrifying War on Transgender Women
Guardian: Irn-Bru ‘push-up bra’ ad cleared despite more than 170 complaints
Guardian: Lesbophobia is homophobia with a side-order of sexism
Medium.com: The Straight, White Dudes’ Guide to Discussing Diversity
KaosGL: 24-Year-Old Trans Woman Stabbed to Death in Turkey
Columbia Journalism Review: Woman’s work – the twisted reality of an Italian freelancer in Syria
Slate: What Is a “Preferred Gender Pronoun,” and Is It Always Obnoxious?
Guardian: Egypt needs a revolution against sexual violence
Everyday Victim Blaming: Reframing the conversation around Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse
Policymic: The Biggest Lie You’ve Been Told About the Oppression Of Muslim Women
Textual Relations: The young girl and the selfie
Telegraph: The Shard protest isn’t just about the Arctic: it’s a victory for women, says Greenpeace
Education for Choice: 2012 abortion statistics
Guardian: Women make up only 20% of solo radio broadcasters, research reveals
Guardian: The Shard protesters also struck a blow against macho activism
Policymic: 6 Most Influential Women Writers You’ve Never Heard Of
Guardian: No review board into early deaths of patients with learning disabilities
Writing About Writing: Changing The Creepy Guy Narrative
Slate: Malala Yousafzai Celebrated Her 16th Birthday by Giving an Incredible Speech at the U.N.
BBC: Texas senate passes 20-week abortion ban bill
Private Eye: What Katie didn’t do