Weekly round-up and open thread (28 December-3 January)

Happy New Year to all F Word readers! Here’s what we missed in the week just past. As usual, please note that a link doesn’t necessarily imply agreement with everything that’s posted!

Are political beliefs hardwired? (Tom Feilden/BBC)

Girl gang’s grip on London underworld revealed (Guardian)

Google’s Marissa Mayer: Girls Can Be Geeks, Too (Newsweek)


The Grand Lady Comics Creator Tumblr Census 2011 (Ladies Making Comics)

ADHD Eggs (Melissa Gira Grant)

“Stay At Home Daughters”: New age feminists or just plain lazy? (Altmuslimah)

Geraldine Doyle, the unwitting inspiration for Rosie the Riveter on the We Can Do It! posters, has died.

Former Israeli president found guilty of rape (Guardian)

Reflections on student protests and UK Uncut: 12 essential posts (False Economy blog)

5 Goals For Women with Depression This New Year (EmpowerHER)

Pro-feminist New Year’s resolutions for straight guys (bill’s profeminist blog)

Pessimistic outlook for women MPs (politics.co.uk)

‘Hidden mother’ photos

Goodbye from FWD

Women on top? Not with this ghastly lot! (Daily Mail)

Maternity care on verge of collapse (Guardian)

100 demonstrate for Yarl’s Wood hunger striker Denise McNeill

A Black Man’s Take on the Street Harassment of Black Women (The Lesbian Mafia)

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