Weekly Round-up and Open Thread

// 17 August 2015

9604825168_22e445f384_kIt’s time for another round-up and there are plenty of fascinating and informative articles to check out this week.

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There’s a lot to disagree with Liz Kendall on, but she’s got guts (New Statesman)

Man Slut Shames Young Woman On Tube For ‘Revealing Outfit’, Sassy Fellow Commuter Defends Her Like A Boss (Huffington Post)

Farkhunda: The making of a martyr (BBC News)

How the Interruption Of Bernie Sanders Exposed White Progressives’ White Supremacy (Everyday Feminism)

There’s a Rape Problem at Music Festivals and Nobody Seems to Care (Vice)

“My fat body has done things you could only ever dream of.” Read this woman’s open letter to a man who shouted abusive jeers at her during a run (Stylist)

Right Now #BlackLivesMatter Is Wasting Everybody’s Time (Oliver Willis)

15 Men React To The Idea Of Taking Their Wife’s Last Name After Marriage (ThoughtCatalog)

Why are we so afraid of teenage girls? (The F-Word’s Jess McCabe at Little Atoms)

Why Nigeria’s ban of female genital mutilation sends a powerful message (Destiny)

Global movement votes to adopt policy to protect human rights of sex workers (Amnesty)

‘Listen to Survivors’ and the Fetishisation of Experience (Gender, Bodies, Politics)

Here’s why we at Amnesty backed the decriminalisation of sex work (Independent)

Comment: Amnesty sex worker vote ‘a victory for evidence over ignorance’ (politics.co.uk)

Why do marketers get to decide what toys are right for our children? (The Guardian)

You need to shout for Eva Carneiro and every silenced woman in sport (The Telegraph)

Chelsea’s doctor can look after herself. It’s poor Jose Mourinho I worry about (The Guardian)

Narendra Bisht talking to arundhati: ‘I Don’t Believe There Are Only Two Genders. I See Gender As A Spectrum And I’m Somewhere On It.’ (Outlook India)

Romania’s disappearing girls: Poverty,desperation drive girls from their hometowns & into the arms of sex traffickers (Al Jazeera)

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