Weekly round-up and open thread

// 3 August 2014

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Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread! See below for links that got us thinking over the past few days; as ever, this does not imply endorsement. Feel free to add your own links and comment on the ones we’ve posted here.

Her Body, Her Choice: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” (Fem 2.0)

How the Gender Neutral Bathroom Sign I Made is Being Manufactured and Donated to Colleges (It’s Pronounced Metrosexual)

Two articles related to femininity (Whipping Girl)

Discrimination at work goes unpunished as women can’t afford to sue (Independent)

Stonewall chief Ruth Hunt: we will do more to promote transgender rights


I was ill with hunger, went to prison for stealing food and became homeless (Guardian)

10 sexist scenarios that women face at work (Guardian)

Comment: If Mark Harper wants us all to go home, he should do his own cleaning (politics.co.uk)

The image shows a mop and bucket, shared under the Creative Commons Licence, uploaded by John Stratford

Comments From You

Simon McAndrew // Posted 3 August 2014 at 10:53 pm

Seems you missed the women against feminism phenomenon.

Lizzie Atkinson // Posted 4 August 2014 at 12:43 pm

Yes, here’s the link to the Facebook page so everyone knows what we’re referring to: https://www.facebook.com/WomenAgainstFeminism

Any thoughts Simon? Would anyone else like to share their reactions to this?

Simon McAndrew // Posted 4 August 2014 at 1:27 pm

Well, I kinda summed up my thoughts in this tweet:

@BBCWomansHour every #womenagainstfeminism has a silver lining, treat them as a blueprint for areas feminism needs to focus on

Its here:


Lizzie Atkinson // Posted 4 August 2014 at 3:15 pm

Does feminism need to focus on these areas? Or do people need a more informed view of feminism?

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