Weekly round-up and open thread, 2 December 2013
Helen G // 2 December 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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- Everyday Sexism Project’s findings on maternity discrimination (Mumsnet)
- All hail the vampire-archy: what Mark Fisher gets wrong in ‘Exiting the vampire castle’ (Ray Filar, Our Kingdom)
- 4OYS: Woman claims officer sprayed mace on genitals (KOB4)
- True Story: A Photoshopping Site Stole My Selfie Off Instagram And Gave Me A “Makeover” (The Frisky)
- Sexual violence in parts of UK ‘as bad as in warzones’ (Guardian, Society)
- After speaking out against FGM, I faced a backlash. That’s why we all need to stand together (Nimko Ali, New Statesman)
- The politics of Rihanna’s hair: Her AMA do was a powerful form of resistance (Salon)
- Prison Rape Jokes and Rape Culture (shamelessnavelgazing blog)
- ‘I can’t go home tonight’: supporting survivors of domestic violence (The Toast)
- From the private to the public sphere: new research on women’s participation in peace-building (Oxfam GB, Policy & Practice)
- Invisible People: LGBT Lithuanians to ‘Come Out’ En Masse in Defiance of Anti-Gay Laws (Scriptonite Daily)
- Sexism is daily reality for girls, says Girlguiding UK (BBC News)
- UN adopts landmark resolution on Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders (ISHR)
- 5 benefit changes the government don’t want you to know about (New Statesman)
- Evan Rachel Wood attacks ratings body for cutting cunnilingus scene from new film (The Independent)
- Meet the Woman Who Waged an Artistic War Against Her Street Harassers (Mother Jones)
- Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group (change.org)
- How to be a feminist according to stock photography (22 Words)
- Women and the Internet (A four-part series by Quinn Norton at Medium)
This week’s closing video is ‘I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry’ by Rachel Newton from her 2012 album The Shadow Side:
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