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The Earth seen from Apollo 17 (public domain image via Wikipedia)Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

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I think there’s really only one music video I could post to close this week’s round-up thread: X-Ray Spex Oh Bondage! Up Yours! which featured Poly Styrene. (If you haven’t already done so, I’d really recommend checking out her last album, Generation Indigo)

“I think that gender equality is down to the individual performer, I mean there are a lot more girls in bikinis looking sexy in videos, I don’t think that’s gender equality myself – but if you write good songs and you’re prepared to get up and sing them then gender equality has improved over the last 30 years.” [Poly Styrene, Flux Magazine]

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[Public domain image The Earth seen from Apollo 17 via Wikipedia]