Weekly round-up and open thread

// 13 January 2014

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It’s the weekly round-up and open thread! As usual, we’ll post articles that we find interesting during the week. Please be careful if you’re prone to triggers. Linking here does not mean endorsement.
  • Marlis Munoz, brain-dead Texan woman, kept alive to incubate unborn baby (Huffington Post)
  • Kirstie Allsopp: ‘Women enjoy doing household chores because it keeps them sane’ (Independent)
  • I come bearing thoughts on media – Media, access and who controls narratives (Red Light Politics)
  • Whoops Your “Progressive” Pope (Shakesville)
  • Kylie Minogue on judging role: ‘I hope I am giving a voice to girls’ (Guardian)
  • The Rumpus Interview with Kathleen Hanna (The Rumpus)
  • Benefits TV show lied to us says Winson Green’s residence (Birmingham mail)
  • Threats of death and violence after Channel 4 programme Benefits Street (Pride’s Purge)
  • Steubenville High School Rape Convict Released After Less Than Year Serve (The Slate)
  • Flawless Trans Women Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox Respond Flawlessly To Katie Couric’s Invasive Questions (Autostraddle)

  • Gang guilty of trafficking 50 women for sexual exploitation in UK (Guardian)
  • Dear Cis People (Genderterror)
  • In the Booth with Ruth – Jes Richardson, Sex Trafficking Survivor, Former Sex Worker and Anti-Sex Trafficking & Sex Worker Rights Activist (Ruth Jacobs)
  • Discussion Paper on Transgender Health & Human Rights (UNDP)
  • Tampons and sanitary pads sent to Australian Immigration minister Scott Morrison in protest over supplies for refugees (Independent)
  • Op-ed: Why The CDC‘s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming (The Advocate)
  • Men – if you’re not a feminist, it’s fine, just move on (Guardian, Cif)
  • Five Women Human Rights Activists who are Changing the Middle East (Informed Comment)
  • This perverse Mark Duggan verdict will ruin our relations with the police (Guardian)
  • Should “potential fathers” have any say in abortion? (Consider the Tea Cosy)

  • UK Government will Subsidise Your Job in Porn (I Acknowledge)
  • How white, black and brown students learn the language of racist bullying (Guardian, Cif)
  • Camden schoolgirls on frontline of fight against sexism call for feminism to be part of curriculum (Hampstead and Highgate Express)
  • Significant Moments for Women’s Rights in 2013 (AWID)
  • Lecturers in world-first male studies course at University of South Australia under scrutiny (The Advertiser)
  • Beyonce pens open feminist essay: ‘We need to stop buying into the myth of gender equality’ (Independent)
  • Don’t judge me because I smell  (disability/feminism) (Bottomface)
  • Nine Swedish women receive womb transplants (BBC News)
  • CeCe McDonald released from prison, NCAVP celebrates (Windy City Times)
  • What is this Article? (Shakesville) Content note: contains death and dying.

Further Chella Quint, a collective member and the editor of the F-word’s Comedy section has had a special role to play with the recent zines released on the Sexual Education Forum. Recently, they’ve released a press release detailing a new study about consent. Here are the links related to Sexual Education Forum’s work. 

  • New survey finds children and young people aren’t being taught about consent in school (Sexual Education Forum)
  • Don’t make your kids kiss granny: Outcry as sex education chiefs say a high-five or wave protects children from abuse (DailyMail)
  • Outcry as sex education chief warns forcing children to kiss relatives could be harmful (Telegraph)
  • Schools urged to teach about consent in sex education (BBC)
  • Forcing children to kiss family members ‘could affect their sexual development’ (The Independent)
  • Why you shouldn’t force a child to kiss a grandparent (Guardian)
Photo is a tree with the branches leaning to the left. The photo was taken at Seven Sisters national park and was taken by Josephine Tsui. Please do not reproduce without permission. 

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