Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread 15 – 21 March 2011

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Here are some articles and blog pieces we didn’t get around to covering in detail on the blog this week but would like to let you know about.

Disclaimer: The weekly round-up post is a place for us to share links to articles that we think may be of interest to readers or were of interest to us. We don’t always agree with every viewpoint expressed in the items and, as with actual pieces on the site, none of them reflect any ‘official view from The F Word’ because not all members of the team will necessarily hold the same opinions on the topics. We also have no control over the content on external sites so you are advised to use your own discretion and approach them with due caution.

Please feel free to add more relevant links or comment…

Mexico: Women’s rights activists flee Juarez (The Latin Americanist)


Shouting out loud (Footsteps in the Dark)

On thinking about forming a female (identified) spoken word troupe, a la Sister Spit and fronting up writers with a queer/feminist/zine background from the UK

[Trigger Warning]

‘The military is above the nation’ (Washington Post)

Dressing While Feminist: Bras, Hobbies, and Pictures in the Park (SK{ru}SH)

Middle class anthropomorphic Mummy Pig a different pig to Miss Pig! (Oh dear. How sad. Never mind blog)

Google Results – misogynist language used on major gaming sites (The Border House)

I’m An Anonymous Woman Gamer (Kotaku)

From Gay Pride to White Pride? Why marching on East London is racist (Decolonize Queer)

Transgendered men & menstruation (The Period Blog)

The 50 best movies for women’s history month (mastersdegree.net)

Civil Partnerships Legalised on the Isle of Man (Lesbilicious)

Womanist Musings on “My New Pink Button”

Is the Big Society destroying the very things it stands for? (The Independent)

Daily Mail calls 12 year old rape victims ‘Lolitas’ (We Mixed our Drinks)

Channel 4 signs agreement to improve coverage of transgender issues (Feministing)

Guest Post: Transmisogyny is Misogyny Against All Women (Transgression)

Kakak Killjoy (Malaysian feminist webzine showcasing critical writing on culture, the arts, science, and politics)

Interview with Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi (The Nation)

Why does a buzzing gadget have such power to mortify us? (Salon)

Girls’ Math Classes Include Lessons in Anxiety (Womens enews)

Why we need to dismantle the myth of ‘Western’ feminism (Black Feminists)

And, finally, here are two of the tunes I played when I DJ’d at at our tenth anniversary party on Saturday!

Photo of “Feminism Rocks” stencilled on a pavement by Kristjan Wager, shared under a Creative Commons Licence. Added to this post on 05 May 2011.

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