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.
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.
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- The struggles of trans-feminism in Malaysia (LoyarBurok)
- Police spymasters tricked women to sleep with them to boost cover stories (Women’s Views On News)
- Not content with victimhood (Disability Now)
- Tunisia’s women fear veil over Islamist intentions in first vote of Arab spring (The Guardian World)
- UN states told they must legalise abortion (The Guardian Society)
- Page Three: A Beloved British Institution Based on Sexism (anti-box democracy)
- Two Views of Rape (SlutWalk Singapore)
- IBM names its first female CEO (The Guardian Technology)
- Women’s boxing split as governing body suggests skirts (BBC Sport)
- Taylor ready to sacrifice Olympic dream (The Examiner)
- New campaign demanding equal say for women in politics (Counting Women In)
- Hamleys toy shop promotes gender apartheid (Delilah)
- Woman is raped at anti-capitalism camp (The Scotsman)
- Sexy Halloween (Gemma Cornell & her Merry Band of Misfits)
- Women of Steel plaque to be unveiled in city (The Star)
- Cameron: reduce executive pay by appointing more women (FT Blogs)
- American-style sugar daddy parties ‘are coming to UK’ (BBC Newsbeat)
- The Invisibility Cloak (Diary of a Benefit Scrounger)
- Cake isn’t evil (XOJane)
- Seven Billion People & Women’s Rights: What is the Connection? (Forbes)
- Women victims of domestic violence to lose out in legal aid reforms (The Guardian Society)
- Assuming Gender (an online academic journal dedicated to contemporary issues of gender and sexuality)
- England women complete unbeaten tour of South Africa (BBC Sport)
- Why are there no female DJs on DJ Mag’s top 100 list? (The Guardian Music)
- On Eamonn Holmes and Unexpected Allies (incurable hippie’s musings and rants)
This week’s closing video is Billowing Sea by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo: