Weekly round-up and open thread

// 7 November 2016

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16611725176_5149dfb6ea_zWelcome to another weekly round-up, where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in our chosen links, which include everything from cleavage to Michael Moore!

As always, linking to articles does not mean endorsement from the F-Word and certain links may be triggering. We welcome debate in the comments section and on Facebook/Twitter but remind readers that any comments containing sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or disablist language will be deleted immediately.

If you notice that we’ve missed out any important articles from the past week, feel free to let us know.

The problem with that equity vs. equality graphic you’re using (Cultural Organizing)

What Michael Moore’s Tweet Gets Wrong About Women And Feminism (The Establishment)

Tippi Hedren: Alfred Hitchcock sexually assaulted me (The Guardian)

Is My Job Forcing Me To Tell A Happy Story About Rape? (The Establishment)

Muslim women ‘used as political footballs in sharia court debate’ (The Guardian)

Bono has been named Glamour’s woman of the year, for his work campaigning for gender equality (BBC)

Asking for ‘Angela’ at the bar is a code word to get women out of unsafe situations (Refinery 29)

America’s Conversation On Sexual Assault Is A Failure If It Ignores Native Women (The Establishment)

Vogue declared that cleavage is “over” (The Independent)

From the article: “No, having a cleavage doesn’t mean you’re ‘showing off’ or making a comment about ‘sexual empowerment’, any more than a woman wearing shorts in hot weather means she’s ‘flaunting her long pins/pert bum/sexy new beach-ready body’, no matter what the sidebar of shame or any company advertising protein shakes might tell you.”

Thousands of ‘Fancy Women on Bikes’ defy intimidation to claim the streets of Turkey (Women in the World /NY Times)

Royal Variety Show books more men in drag than actual female comedians (Chortle)

Cover story: Adele (Vanity Fair)

From the article: “I ask if Simon Konecki (her boyfriend of five years and the father of their four-year-old son, Angelo) minded her unshaven legs. ‘He has no choice,’ she says. ‘I’ll have no man telling me to shave my fuckin’ legs. Shave yours.'”

People of colour are painfully absent from our museums. Let’s change that (Lola Okolosie at The Guardian)

International Trans Fund (Astraea: Lesbian Foundation for Justice)

From the article: Calling trans activists! The International Trans Fund (ITF) is excited to announce three opportunities to get involved in the ITF. We are recruiting two full-time staff positions, a director and a program officer. We are also seeking members to join our Steering Committee and Grantmaking Panel. Deadline 9 December!

…The working mission of the Fund is to create sustainable resources for strong, trans – led movements and collective action, and to address – and ideally eliminate – funding gaps impacting on trans groups across the globe.”

Some Important Lessons for the Tabloid Journalists Treating Trans People as Punching Bags (Paris Lees at Vice)

Special Snowflake: The Transphobic Slur (Living Queer)

Gina Miller subjected to online abuse after Brexit legal challenge victory (The Independent)

Why the male ‘pill’ is still so hard to swallow (The Conversation)

The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to greenzowie on Flickr. It shows the Northern Lights, appearing as shafts of rainbow light across a deep blue, starry sky. Dark clouds hang low over the landscape, which appears mountainous. It is also possible to make out a road where cars are driving with headlights on.

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