Weekly round-up and open thread

// 13 June 2016

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Welcome to another weekly round-up, where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles and essays from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in our chosen links!

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London Hughes interview (British Comedy Guide)

From the article: “One of the reasons I decided to write No Filter was because I kept finding myself looking to American comics for inspiration. I love Broad City, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling and Amy Schumer, and I feel like US female comics are allowed to shine, they can get away with being rude, loud, brash, fabulous, sexually open, sexy, young, self-obsessed, honest and female, but we haven’t quite gotten to that level with women in British comedy yet.”

We Need More Women In Sports Medicine Trials, Say Scientists (BuzzFeed)

How Instagram can be a Weapon Against the Erasure of Lesbian Culture (Vice)

Pakistani woman burned daughter alive over marriage dispute (The Guardian)

NHS launches first maternity clinic for rape survivors which offers clinical and psychological support (Mirror)

From the article: “The My Body Back maternity clinic will be run by Pavan Amara, founder of the My Body Back project and a trainee nurse, consultant midwife Inderjeet Kaur and obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Rehan Khan.

“Ms Amara, who was raped in her teens, said she had identified ‘a need for us to start a maternity clinic specifically designed for women who have experienced sexual violence.'”

No fatphobia, no hate and commodifying anti-oppression (Obesity Timebomb)

From the article: “I was on the bus through Shoreditch yesterday and this fly-poster caught my eye. It’s for Afro Punk, which is hosting a festival in London. This is the first time I’ve heard of this organisation. It gave me feelings!”

The performance artist fighting class shame with drop scones and dead rats (Guardian)

Protecting abusive academic men because of their ‘genius’ must stop (feminist academic collective)

Bumble stood up for a woman who was verbally abused by a male user on their app (Hello Giggles)

From the article: “Ashley and Connor began talking innocently on Bumble. He asked how she was doing. She said she was doing pretty good, and that things were a bit slow at work. Next, she simply asked what he did for work …”

Can a rape joke ever be funny? Sexual assault survivors find out (The Guardian)

How Badass Women Are Reinventing Comedy For The Digital Age (The Establishment)

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