Weekly round-up and open thread, 28 April 2014
Helen G // 28 April 2014
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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- What Alan Carr taught me about gay men’s homophobia (Guardian, Cif)
- BuzzFeed’s Cultural Appropriation and Infantilization Of Black Colloquialisms (Gradient Lair)
- GitHub Founder Steps Down After Harassment Probe (Wired)
- World Book Night 2014 (Or Should We Say World Bollocks Night?) (For Books’ Sake)
- Woman grilled in court by her alleged rapist after he was refused legal aid (Mirror Online)
- APPG on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade Report “Shifting the Burden” Increases Violence Against Women (Soul Destruction)
- Why we must defend Josie Cunningham’s right to an abortion (Guardian, Science)
- 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – so why doesn’t anybody care? (Guardian, Cif)
- Josie Cunningham abortion row reveals hypocrisy over ‘pro-choice’ movement (Telegraph, Women)
- Breastfeeding mother is told to leave Sports Direct (Nottingham Post)
- Why equal marriage is not the end of the journey (Huffington Post)
- Chelsea Manning’s statement on her legal name change (Chelsea Manning Support Network)
- Male workers at Welsh university win equal pay claim (Guardian, Money)
- LGBTQ Communities in the Arab World Face Unique Digital Threats (EFF)
- Being pregnant felt like being in drag (Guardian, Life and style)
- TW: abuse, disablism, torture – The FDA Hearing and The Judge Rotenberg Center: What You Should Know (LAM on the LAM)
- When you call a rape anything but rape, you are just making excuses for rapists (Guardian, Cif)
- Inside human trafficking: don’t call it ‘modern day slavery’ – fix it already (Guardian, Cif)
- my thoughts on the final social services assessment (concerning the normal)
- In Beirut, Syrian Refugees Cook to Survive – and Remember (Bon Appetit)
- Bigotry peddled at the SPPA Symposium (#spuddings)
- Laverne Cox’s Time 100 snub reinforces the erasure of transgender women (The Daily Dot)
- Queer and on the game (Chooniverse)
- Why Are UK Lesbians Being Deported to Countries that Kill Them? (curve)
- The Trouble With Too Much T (New York Times)
- Abortion – Yet another opinion piece (Murder of Goths)
- Fresh from baiting the disabled, Ricky Gervais’s “Derek” takes aim at the elderly (New Statesman)
- Vulnerable witnesses allowed to give evidence pre-trial (BBC News)
- Make Them Fit, Please! – Foot Surgeries So Women Can Wear Designer Shoes in Comfort (New York Times)
- Clifford guilty of indecent assaults (BBC News)
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