Weekly round-up and open thread

// 11 November 2013

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 Welcome to this week’s round-up of interesting and thought- or rage-provoking news and views. As usual, linking does not imply endorsement of the content of the article or website in question. We are unable to provide content notes for every link, so please exercise caution when clicking, as some content may be upsetting or triggering.

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Feminist music round-up: 12 great new songs for fall (Bitch)

Black Detroit Woman Shot To Death While Seeking Help In White Neighborhood After Car Crash (Dispatches from the Underclass)

Swedish cinemas take aim at gender bias with Bechdel test rating (Guardian)

Wikileaks Journalist Sarah Harrison Safe in Germany: “Courage is Contagious”. (Daily Kos)

Disabled people win living fund case against government (BBC News)

Virtual ‘Sweetie’ Uncovered 1,000 Sexual Predators, Group Says (the two-way)

Part Time Workers And Volunteers To Be Hit By Osborne’s Mass Workfare (the void)

Coming out, and out, and out again (Independent Voices)

Lady Mechanic Initiative Trains Women For ‘The Best Job’ (NPR)

Drinkups Are Rape Culture (betsythemuffin, Medium)

The Right Thing for the Wrong Reasons (Shakesville, on the demonization of people with mental health problems in the US)

Write one line to help women (Women’s Views on News)

white guys doing it by themselves (a Tumblr tribute to white men totally comfortable telling everyone else how it’s gonna be)

Four steps to put an end to all-male panels at conferences (Guardian)

Men Replace Woman In Sizzling Ducati Motorcycle Posters (demilked)

It’s a Man’s Phone (Zeynep Tufekci, Medium)

“We’re sick of racist and sexist music videos” – young women say (Rewind and Reframe)

The 30 most bizarre questions lesbians are asked (Gay Star News)

Actually, The Link Between Sexual Assault And Alcohol Isn’t As Clear As You Think (Think Progress)

Photo of a variety of autumn squashes by Anna Muncey, shared under a Creative Commons licence.

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