Weekly round-up and open thread, 17 December 2013
Helen G // 17 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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- Remember Storm? We check in on the baby being raised gender-neutral (Toronto Star)
- As a black feminist, I see how the wider movement fails women like my mother (Guardian, Cif)
- In Afghanistan, Women Betrayed (NYTimes)
- Putin amnesty may free Greenpeace 30 and Pussy Riot (BBC News)
- Mike Tyson banned from UK over rape conviction (Guardian)
- Same-sex weddings to begin in March (BBC News)
- Poet Maya Angelou’s Tribute to Nelson Mandela: We Lift Our Tearful Voices to Say ‘Thank You’ (Democracy Now!)
- Deaf News: ‘Fake’ sign language interpreter mars Nelson Mandela service for Deaf people worldwide (The Limping Chicken)
- What motivated the raids on sex workers in Soho? (Feministing)
- ‘Period pride’: Do we really need women shouting about their periods and sex? (Telegraph, Women) – The F-Word’s own Chella Quint’s work is recommended in this article from Dr Brooke Magnanti about menstruation stigma
- The fourth wave of feminism: meet the rebel women (Guardian, World)
- India top court reinstates gay sex ban (BBC News)
- ‘Revenge porn’ site owner arrested in San Diego (BBC News, Technology)
- It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics (Independent)
- ACT gay marriage decision paves the way for national equality (Guardian, Society)
- Machine Guns vs Disabled People: Ministers quake facing the wrath of disabled people (Kate Belgrave)
- ACT gay marriage law is ruled invalid by high court of Australia (Guardian, Society)
- Indian LGBT activists outraged as supreme court reinstates gay sex ban (Guardian, World)
- One Billion Rising, Eve Ensler and the Contradictions of Carceral Feminism(s) (Prison Culture)
- Why I Only Read Books by Women in 2013 (Flavorwire)
- State schools ‘making gender bias worse’ (BBC News, Science & environment)
- 87% of young girls think women are judged on appearance, not ability (HR Review)
- Video – Black Feminists Discuss Intersectionality (Black Feminists)
- Working class feminism is alive and well, and it doesn’t need ‘re-branding’ (openDemocracy)
- 28 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013 (PolicyMic)
- 5 Reasons I’m Here for Beyonce’, the Feminist (The Crunk Feminist Collective)
- Woman who miscarried in private prison ‘made to clean up after herself,’ court told (Independent)
- The human cost of sex trafficking – audio slideshow (Guardian, Global development)
- Beyonce’s new album should silence her feminist critics (Guardian, Cif)
- Burial opens up (a little) about new EP Rival Dealer (FACT Magazine)
- ‘Boy/ girl differences are genetically programmed’ (Telegraph)
- Festive police campaigns, rape and drink driving (Ending Victimisation & Blame)
- Happy 15th Birthday, Scarleteen! (Scarleteen)
- I heard you have an SWP problem (thenameoflove)
- From bullied child to transgender woman: my coming of age (Guardian, Society)
- Tenured professor Patti Adler being forced out because of prostitution lecture (Boulder Daily Camera)
- EU Court of Justice: Same-sex partners must have same work benefits as married couples (The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights)
- Two charged over Caroline Criado-Perez tweets (Guardian)
- On Defending Beyoncé: Black Feminists, White Feminists, and the Line In the Sand (Black Girl Dangerous)
Two closing videos this week: the first is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from her 2012 TEDxEuston talk ‘We Should All Be Feminists’. This is the speech which was sampled by Beyonce on ‘***Flawless’. A transcript is available on the YouTube page.
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