Weekly round-up and open thread

// 4 May 2015

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It’s strange to think that by the next weekly round-up, the general election will have been and gone. One of the highlights of the week was the news that Sandi Toksvig will be leaving her current job at Radio 4 to start up a new political party campaigning for gender equality (you can find out more in the article from Pink News listed below). While you might not be able to vote for the Women’s Equality Party this time around, hopefully you will all still be getting out there and making your voices heard on 7th May.

In the meantime, enjoy your bank holiday Monday and the collection of links we have put together for you this week! As always, feel free to get involved by letting us know your thoughts on any of the issues covered and by adding your own links to the comments section below if you think we have missed something.

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The Casual Racism I Deal with as an Asian Woman in an Interracial Relationship (Vice)

Let’s talk about intimate partner violence in queer communities (Feministing)

Wolf-whistling is not the story here – our reaction to sexual harassment is (The Guardian)

From the article: “A 23-year-old digital marketing coordinator has reported a group of builders to the police for sexual harassment. Every morning on her way to work, Poppy Smart faced gestures, disrespectful comments and wolf-whistles – the builders would even come out of the site to whistle as she passed them, and, on one occasion, one of the men deliberately blocked her path.”

‘Sexist’ peer review causes storm online (The Times Higher Education)

How a new wave of POC artists is challenging Britishness (Dazed Digital)

Sandi Toksvig quits News Quiz to set up new political party (Pink News)

From the article: “Out comedian Sandi Toksvig has announced that she plans to create a new political party for women’s equality.”

Where are the ethnic minority women in politics? (New Statesman)

What’s Wrong With ‘All Lives Matter’? (NY Times)

What the Quaker tradition taught me about ‘Mr’ and ‘Ms’ (Hello Giggles)

The image is used under creative commons license with thanks to Kayla Sawyer. It shows an arm raised upwards with the hand forming a fist. From the fingers dangles a silver pendant with a Venus symbol charm.

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