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Better late than punctual, here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed but not had time to post about over the last week or so.

If you have a link or comment that doesn’€™t fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to drop it in the comments here.

I can’t let this post go by without mentioning that The F-Word has been listed in Master’s Degree website’s 50 Best Blogs for Following Women’s Rights Issues

And finally, continuing my break with tradition, I’ll finish this round-up with a music video. This pulls together a couple of thoughts I’ve had reading Sian Norris’ review of Click: Young Women On The Moments They Knew They Were Feminists and Cazz Blase’s latest instalment in her Women In Punk series.

To be contrary: I don’t know if I’ve ever had a single click moment around feminism; it’s more of an ongoing process for me – and not just for my feminist awakening, for want of a better term, but in many areas of my life. For example, punk pretty much passed me by first time round, although I did have something of a click moment with reggae music, which I doubt I’d have had if not for punk. Hearing The Clash’s cover of Police And Thieves on their first album opened up a whole world of amazing music to me – and I must admit I’m kind of hoping that Cazz writes a further article examining the impact of reggae on punk (anyone remember The Selecter?). So while I go for a wander down memory lane, here’s the original 1976 version of Police And Thieves, sung by Junior Murvin and produced by the musical genius Lee “Scratch” Perry: