Philippa rounds up the links and issues we have missed in the last week.
[Photograph is of a hand painted banner at a demonstration. The banner is seen from behind and has a picture of a venus women’s symbol, with a peace symbol in the circle, surrounded by sun rays or flames. The writing is backwards, and if forwards, would read ‘Rise peaceful women’]
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This is the open thread for discussion and our round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time or capacity to post about.
If you have a link or comment that doesn’t fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to comment here.
- Katya’s story: trafficked to the UK, sent home to torture from the Guardian.
- From Pink News, London transgender conference cancelled after trans complaints.
- From MSN, Life-size Barbie gets real women talking.
- British Software Firm Seeking Nude Programmers, A CraigsList ad from Nude House said it is looking for “lots of very attractive, nude young girls — 20-39″ who should be practicing nudists to sell its software and who can code”.
- Women get just 31% of state posts, from the Irish Examiner.
- Women’s rights group condemns recent governor appointments, from The Daily News Egypt.
- Utne April Sampler contains acts fronted by a woman or which have multiple female members.
- Feminism, Socialism and the Meat Market: An Interview With Laurie Penny, from Global Comment.
- Enforcing Heteronormativity, from the Global Sociology Blog.
- Report on lesbian and bisexual women who got pregnant young (PDF), from Feminist Webs.
- From Al Jazeera, Tunisian gender-parity ‘revolution’ hailed.
- A fascinating look at When Female Inmates Take Photos of Their Life in Prison, from Visboo.
- From Jezebel, A Ten-Year-Old’s Rant To “Boys Around The World”, and What Makes You Feel Sexy Versus What Makes You Feel Safe.
- What’s Worse Than Seeing a Little Girl Dressed Like This?, from Blogging When The Baby Isn’t Looking.
Photograph by Mike Atherton.