Weekly round up and open thread

// 15 April 2014

Nudibranch.jpgNew week, new links! As ever, linking isn’t endorsement, and some links may contain disturbing content. If we’ve left anything out, pop it in the comments!

  • Peaches Geldof: Writer and TV Presenter Dies Aged 25 (BBC)
  • ‘Manifestly Inadequate’: austerity and cuts are punishing and devastating – See more at: http://www.feministtimes.com/manifestly-inadequate-austerity-cuts-punishing-devastating/#sthash.CKLMjRpA.dpuf (Feminist Times) – by our very own Philippa Willitts
  • Peacebuilding: The factor that makes a difference (Open Democracy)
  • Men: show us the female characters you admire (Guardian)
  • Women who eat on the Tube (Ellie Mae O’Hagan) (Consider, on the other hand, this)
  • An open letter to Brogrammers (Franklin’s livejournal)
  • Flirtation or sexual harassment? Here’s how to tell the difference (Guardian)
  • Sue Townsend obituary, plus other writers’ reflections on Townsend and a 1989 article she wrote about the welfare state (Guardian)
  • Doctors implant lab-grown vagina (BBC)
  • Iraq poised to legalise marriage for girls as young as 9 (Washington Post)
  • Dated Feminists (feministkilljoys)
  • Parenting the non-girlie girl (New York Times)
  • Creator of For Brown Girls Blog Reportedly Commits Suicide at Age 22 (The Root)
  • Stop telling survivors they must report to the police (Feministing)
  • Monica Jones Guilty Of Walking While Black Trans In Arizona (TransGriot)
  • Army ‘must consider’ female combat roles (BBC)
  • Oscar Pistorius’ trigger

    (New Yorker)

  • Trans inmate on hunger strike: “I don’t want to die” (LGBTI News Turkey)
  • Sarah Wollaston: Why am I being blamed for Nigel Evans sex case? (The Telegraph)
  • Supermarket staff could win millions in equal pay cases (Guardian)
  • FB trans safe spaces list
  • “Not ALL men” is the feminist in-joke so popular it’s now got its own Tumblr (Us vs Th3m)
  • Lastly, if I may, rather cheekily: here’s an interview I did with the Singapore Sunday Times, about my newly published novel A Certain Exposure, which, I like to think, has a few feminist themes. Unfortunately it’s not physically distributed in the UK but you can sample a few pages and order a copy of the book here.

    To end off, here’s a video from Singapore’s We Can! campaign against violence against women, drawing on the insight that the way we talk about HIV, sex and marriage may put women’s health at risk:

    Image shows a colourful nudibranch. Used under a Creative Commons licence thanks to Dolkar2012.

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