Weekly round-up and open thread

// 15 June 2015

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Welcome to this week’s round-up and sorry to anyone who noticed that there wasn’t one last week. The F-Word has been busy migrating and, as is always the case with these things, there were a few little technical hitches along the way. Still, everything is sorted and we’re now all ready to post from our shiny new platform!

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You Ain’t the ONLY Woman: The White Cis Grasp on Womanhood Is Failing (Ebony)

The school-to-prison pipeline affects girls of color, but reform efforts pass them by (The Guardian CiF)

Domestic abuse could not be further from gender neutral. Wake up Britain (The Telegraph)

History Has Been Made. Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria (A Plus)

Prisons that withhold menstrual pads humiliate women and violate basic rights (The Guardian CiF)

The Huge Problem With the Rachel Dolezal Scandal That Everyone Needs to Know (Mic)

When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can’t afford, nobody would help me (The Guardian CiF)

Surfing, single motherhood and sexual betrayal: Agatha Christie should be a feminist icon (The Telegraph)

Rebecca Minnock ‘could face strict curbs’ on access to returned son (The Guardian)

Why Comparing Rachel Dolezal To Caitlyn Jenner Is Detrimental To Both Trans And Racial Progress (Huffington Post)

As A Black Lesbian, Queerness Is Not Made In My Image (Buzzfeed)

Laverne Cox: ‘Now I have the money to feminise my face I don’t want to. I’m happy that this is the face God gave me’ (The Guardian)

The image is used with the permission of A.Taylor. The photo shows a number of plants and flowering shrubs sitting on a window sill in pots of various shapes and sizes; there are pink geraniums, herbs growing in silver containers labelled ‘chives’ and ‘parsley’, sunflower shoots just starting to poke through in brown pots, as well as two cacti. The scene outside the window is of a patioed garden and a shed.

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