Weekly round-up and open thread, 31 December 2013
Helen G // 31 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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- Bronze Woman Cécile Nobrega 1919 – 2013 (A Greener Life for Us)
- Blocking: what could possibly go wrong? (Open Rights Group)
- In defence of intersectionality – one of feminism’s most important tools (Guardian, CiF)
- A year in Black Feminism (Feminist Times)
- Now Pussy Riot are free, Russia’s culture wars must end (Natalia Antonova at Guardian, Cif)
- Spanking Your Children is Hitting Your Children (Terrible Minds)
- Liberals should stop eulogising this reactionary pope (New Statesman)
- Your Tampons Probably Have Toxins in Them (Jezebel)
- O2 pulls blocked URL checker as wave of new customers activate their phones (Open Rights Group)
- Royal pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing (BBC News, Technology)
- Imprisoned Pussy Riot members underwent daily ‘forced gynecological examinations’ (The Raw Story)
- This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9 (takepart)
- Violence against women is a trade union issue (ITF Global)
- Gender pay gap increases even more (HR Review)
- Why Saudi women languish in jail (Saudi Gazette)
- NHS “covered up” scandal at flagship centre for rape victims (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
- Fewer rape cases make it to court, says Yvette Cooper (Guardian)
- Tim Montgomerie – ‘moderate’ on abortion? Really? (Education For Choice)
- The Lynx Effect: Rape culture in action (glosswatch)
- Judging Others, Avoiding Ourselves: Grappling With Body Negativity (Adios Barbie)
- 20 years after ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ murders, transgender violence still happens (Lincoln Journal Star)
- “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves” resource guide coming in 2014 (GayWrites)
- Why shouldn’t children have their mother’s surname? (Guardian, Life and style)
- ‘More than half of women are discriminated against at work’ (Independent)
- Breast implants register aimed at cleaning up industry (BBC News, Health)
Image attribution: The public domain image at the head of this post is the first photograph taken by humans of Earthrise during Apollo 8. It was found at Wikimedia Commons.