News round-up

And whilst we’re on confusions (see my last entry) I Blame the Patriarchy has a good example from Seattle news which confuses the idea of “prostitution” and the idea of kidnapping and forcing into sexual slavery. This news bulletin is the example of the problem relaying news of a case where a 14 year old girl was forced to have sex with at least five men using threats against her and her family.

Meanwhile there is a Science Medley up at BlogHer all about women related science stories. This is a fabulous thing in my mind, so I’m flagging it here.

Feministe has more on the controversy about KBR (who were owned by Halliburton), rape of their female employees and their response – to silence the victims rather than find the perpetrators. And Femininisting has a video clip of the amazing slam poet Alix Olson on sexism.

Carnival of Feminists is up here for more roundups of feminist blogging.

And a couple from the Guardian, in case you missed them, Melissa Dene takes issue with the idea that a career and a family must equal superwoman, and Julie Bindel asks whether lesbian writing still needs to be separately categorised as such.

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