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Grab a coffee, sit down, relax and catch up with this week’s selection of interesting stories. We can’t always cover everything, so please share anything that has caught you eye or feel free to discuss topics with other feminists in this week’s open thread.

– Debunking Popular [Anti-Choice Myths](http://abortiongang.org/2010/08/debunking-popular-anti-choice-myths/)

– Deeply Problematic on ‘Why I use that word I use: [kyriarchy, kyriarchal, and why not patriarchy’](http://www.deeplyproblematic.com/2010/08/why-i-use-that-word-that-i-use.html)

– Is second pregnant ‘Apprentice’ [a disgrace to feminism?](http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/talkingpoints/archive/2010/08/23/is-second-pregnant-apprentice-a-disgrace-to-feminism.htm)

– Blogging is Activism: 6 blogging events to [get involved](http://womantribune.com/blogging-activism-6-blogging-events-involved) in

– [Pension changes will hit women hardest](http://www.ftadviser.com/FTAdviser/Pensions/Personal/PersonalPensions/News/article/20100824/0ad4d9bc-aebe-11df-a0d8-00144f2af8e8/Pension-changes-will-hit-women-hardest.jsp): Some of the proposed changes to pensions set out in the emergency Budget will have a negative impact on women.

– Reclaimed [WWII bunker to become museum ](http://webecoist.com/2010/08/20/reclaimed-war-bunker-as-museum/)on women’s role in wars

– Feminist poster and postcard archive [launches](http://www.subtextmagazine.co.uk/2010/08/22/the-feminist-poster-project/)

– Activists in Puerto Rico [stepping up campaign on domestic violence](http://www.womensenews.org/story/domestic-violence/100820/puerto-rican-women-face-rising-tide-violence), in face of government inaction

– Call for submissions to [Women’s Voices from the Muslim World](http://cambodiajobs.blogspot.com/2010/08/womens-voices-now-prizes.html): A Short-Film Festival

– Grazia claims that a woman competing in the Apprentice TV show is letting feminism down by being pregnant. Hannah Mudge responds [here](http://ontoberlin.blogspot.com/2010/08/grazia-wonders-are-pregnant-career.html)

– Kingston sees [massive increase](http://womensgrid.freecharity.org.uk/?p=5720) in rapes, none solved

– Spilt Milk on why Fat Acceptance is not [‘giving up’](http://mymilkspilt.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/acceptance-is-not-giving-up/)

– Laureldhl writes [“Monica Dux thinks I’m Bad for Feminism’s Image”](http://hoydenabouttown.com/20080916.2204/monica-dux-thinks-im-bad-for-feminisms-image/)

– [‘Advice on Consent’](http://textualdeviance.livejournal.com/609639.html) from Textual Deviance

– Glasgow Women’s Library are holding an [Auction of Pleasures and Dinner](http://www.womenslibrary.org.uk/supportgwl/auction/) to raise funds for their relocation, which will support their goal to be nationalised as the Women’s Library of Scotland

– [Paperchase](http://nancysmallwood.posterous.com/26648118) is patronising

– [Famous female scientists](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11084476) are unknown to UK public

– Want a raise? [Wash your vagina](http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/8/26/896386/-Want-a-raise-Wash-your-vagina.) Here is a [response](http://www.styleite.com/media/summers-eve-ad/) from the brand manager

– Interview with [Kat Banyard](http://www.thedailyfemme.com/femme/2010/08/interview-with-kat-banyard-author-of-the-equality-illusion-and-founder-and-director-of-uk-feminista/) (from 16 Aug)

– Two female authors are[ campaigning for a change in the law ](http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Pornification-Kat-Banyard-And-Natasha-Walters-Call-For-Change-In-UK-Law-To-Cut-Out-Mass-Pornography/Article/201008315695026)to stop the “pornification” of society which they say promotes violence against women

– Feminist activist Kyle Payne [charged with parole violation](http://www.stormlakepilottribune.com/story/1658309.html) as officers find animated child porn

– Why women [don’t ask for a pay rise.](http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/27/women-wont-ask-pay-rises)

– [Analysis of Scott Pilgrim versus the World](http://www.angiehan.com/2010/08/19/scott-pilgrim-faces-off-against-the-three-evil-isms/#more-147)

– [One in 4 lap dancers](http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/one-in-four-lap-dancers-has-a-degree-study-finds-2063252.html) have a degree.

– Women candidates in [Afghan elections](http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/24/record-women-candidates-afghan-election)

– [Rise in FGM](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11053375) in London

– Nails removed from [Sri Lankan maid](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11109726)

– [Haitian Women](http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2010/08/25/haitian-womens-bodies-still-trembling) fight Sexual Violence

– [Susie Bright on the word cunt](http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2010/08/tell-him-hes-a-cunt-from-me.html)