Weekly round-up and open thread, 14 October 2013
Helen G // 14 October 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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- Today’s Sun front page: sensationalist, dishonest and an example of everything that’s wrong with the press (Left Foot Forward)
- Book Excerpt: Gender Is More Than Performance (Julia Serano at The Advocate)
- Annie Lennox hits out at ‘pornographic’ pop videos (BBC News)
- It Happens Here: Oxford University Student Union’s Deeply Problematic Rape Campaign (My Elegant Gathering of White Snows)
- Diane Abbott: I’m sad to leave the frontbench. But I’m going to enjoy the backbench even more (Guardian, Cif)
- Was the Downton Abbey rape scene acceptable TV? (Guardian, Cif)
- VIDEO – Unreported World Shorts: Afghanistan’s Hunted Women (YouTube)
- [UPDATED] Cotton Ceiling: Uncovering the trans conspiracy to rape lesbians (The Transadvocate)
- Bisexual Women and the Promiscuity Myth (this ain’t livin’)
- It’s not sexy, but frailty in old age is a feminist issue too (Guardian, Cif)
- Facebook Says a Page about Murdering a Feminist Isn’t Harassment (Skepchick)
- Sexist taunts halt French parliamentary session (BBC World News)
- A devastated expectant mother and her abortion law plea (Audioboo)
- Mum’s penis etiquette question sends site into meltdown (The Age)
- Skins actor Daniel Kaluuya sues Met over mistaken arrest on bus claiming they picked on him because of his race (London Evening Standard)
- Here’s A World Map Adjusted for Each Country’s Internet Population (Gizmodo)
- Facebook is removing the ability to opt out of appearing in search results (Facebook Newsroom)
- Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry (The Independent)
- Do Australian feminists need to talk about race? (Safe World for Women)
- Anonymous comments could suffer under European Court of Human Rights ruling (paidContent)
- Three Cheers to Nobel Peace Prize for not Pandering to Celebrity Culture (Technosociology)
- A Space of Our Own (gaelick)
- Improving Feminist Philosophy and Theory By Taking Account of Disability (Disability Studies Quarterly)
- Refugee advocates want pregnant asylum seeker removed from ‘inhumane conditions’ on Nauru (ABC News)
- TW: Rape in the SWP: a comrade’s testimony and experience of the disputes committee (IS Network)
- UK asylum seekers ‘told to prove they are gay’ (BBC News)
- Everyday Sexism: five reasons why men shouldn’t shout at women in the street (Guardian, Life and style)
- The Independent on Sunday’s Pink List 2013 (The Independent)
- Why the media has gone silent on climate change (Al Jazeera English)
- Young disabled lack the basic necessities (The Independent, Health)
- Women MPs? The numbers don’t add up: Shadow equalities minister backs women for Westminster (The Independent, UK politics)
- A GEEK Against Gok by Zoe Burgess (We Geeked This)
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