Weekly round up and open thread
Megan Stodel // 3 February 2014
Welcome to this week’s round up and open thread! Here are links to things we’ve found interesting over the week but haven’t been able to post about yet. Chat away in the comments or suggest other links.
Linking doesn’t imply endorsement.
Black Womanhood, Asexuality and Agency (Gradient Lair)
Inside The Work Programme And Why It Doesn’t Work (Welfare News Service)
Rape culture at university needs urgent attention (Guardian) (Content Note: rape and sexual violence; drink spiking)
Dear Spotted: Loughborough Library (The Epinal)
This Josh Whedon thing has me seriously pissed off… (Ramble on, Amazon)
Porn’s influence is real. Sex education is the answer (Guardian CiF)
A word to white women (Open Democracy)
Sex Law Expert Belinda Brooks-Gordon: Why the Nordic Model of Prostitution Does Not Work (International Business Times)
REPORT: “Transgender activism in Russia” by Yana Sitnikova (Freedom Requires Wings)
Last night, the House of Lords let down our young women (sian and crooked rib) (Content Note: descriptions of sexual harassment)
I was raped – and I’m sick of hearing about false allegations (unstable utterances) (Content Note: rape, sexual assault, victim blaming)
Handling of female asylum seekers ‘puts UK to shame’ (The Independent)
An Open Letter to the XOJane Writer Who Cried About a Black Woman in Her Yoga Class (A black girl’s guide to weight loss)
Dear Daddy, you must accept I’m a lesbian: Gigi Chao pens plea in open letter to tycoon father (South China Morning Post)
Feminist Street Art of Cairo (Scoop Empire)
An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (The New York Times) (Content Note: child sexual abuse)
‘Silly girl’: Tories in sexism row over ousted MP (politics.co.uk)
Sex worker hotline could close unless urgent funding found (Manchester Evening News)
Image of a puffin by Arthur, shared under a creative commons licence.