Weekly round-up and open thread
Megan Stodel // 9 March 2015
Welcome to the second Monday of March and The F-Word’s weekly round-up and open thread.
As always, these are just things we’ve found interesting this week. That doesn’t mean we endorse everything (or anything!) they say; feel free to celebrate or critique in the comments.
These are all links to external sites so although we try to post warnings where appropriate, please take care.
Following on from my post a few weeks ago, hopefully changes to guidelines will start moving us away from horrendous judgements like this, but the comment from the Home Secretary’s barrister that “You can’t be a heterosexual one day and a lesbian the next day” perfectly demonstrates how far there is to go.
From the post: “Of course, you should be questioning any person who uses mental health slurs like ‘psycho’ and ‘crazy’ anyway (please), but I find there is something borderline abusive about its application in relationships especially in an existing unequal power dynamic like that between men and women.”
Pitting boys vs girls at school won’t close the gender gap (The Conversation)
The photo is by Shannon and is used under a creative commons licence. It shows several bright yellow daffodils growing outside. The trunk of a tree against a bright blue sky show in the background.