Weekly round-up and open thread

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Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think others will enjoy please add links in the comments section. As usual, please note that a link here doesn’t imply endorsement or agreement, and some links may be triggering.

“White Knights of Women’s Rights?” Yes, Men Can be Feminists Too!(badreputation.org.uk)

Talk about it! It doesn’t always get lost in translation.(Time For Change campaign against mental health discrimination)

TRIGGER WARNING:Thugs attack lesbian, 16, on a bench (Times of Malta)

The anti choice fight for dog women (Pandagon)

Transformation and Transcendence: The Power of Female Friendship (The Rumpus)

‘Infidelity plus’ – the new defence against murder(Guardian)

India’s women given low-cost route to sanitary protection (Guardian)

5 Tips for Those Raising Transgender Children (The Atlantic)

Abortion saved my life (Salon.com)

Rick Santorum says that a girl pregnant with rapist’s baby should “make the best out of a bad situation” (Huffington Post)

Unfair, unsafe and undignified: the treatment of women seeking asylum in the UK (opendemocracy.net)

Features and Distortions in the Daily Mail (Angry Mob)

Choose Your Caption: Niqab as Illustrative of, Well, Everything (Muslimah Media Watch)

Look, Kitten, I Am Too A Feminist! Fauxminism and Men (lawsonry.com)

Women’s groups condemn ‘sexist stereotypes in the media’ (Journalism.co.uk)

Every year, more and more women design larger buildings, win competitions, run the RIBA and become new role models (Architects’ Journal)

‘Too posh to push’ myth challenged (Brisbane Times)

Louise Mensch: Tory women bring feminism out of the ghetto (Guardian Cif)

Leveson inquiry must address sexist media sterotypes, say women’s groups (Guardian)

BBC sexism allegations: Ed Vaizey to broker meeting with director general (Guardian)

New Feminist Film Quarterly

The welfare reform bill will erode women’s financial independence (Guardian)

Asking is sexy (Blue Milk)

FOSS’ Factious Gender Divide (Linux News)

Women as Entertainment in the SEO Industry (Jane Copland)

On being an object, and then not being an object (Alice Bradley/Finslippy blog)

The Cover Up: Strip clubs become bikini bars as county adult-business ordinance takes effect.(Memphis Flyer)

Charities champion social justice, yet few have women in leading roles (Guardian)

Three faces of feminism: Louise Mensch, Laurie Penny, and Jodie Marsh (Libertarian Lou’s Blog)

Persepolis trial in Tunisia is postponed again (Guardian)

Can We Choose to Move Forward on Reproductive Justice? And How? (On the Issues Magazine)

Op-ed: The T-Word Hasn’t Changed, We Have (The Advocate)

Occupy Valentine’s Day

Investing in education of women, girls is the smart thing to do for national economies and global stability (Through ForbesWoman)

Why I orgasmed in an MRI scanner (CNN Health)

White Women’s Rage: 5 Thoughts on Why Jan Brewer Should Keep Her Fingers to Herself (The Crunk Feminist Collective)

“What gender is the voice of God?”Trailer Voice-Over Work Scarce for Women (New York Times)

Disabled people protest at Welfare Reform Bill (BBC News)

Killer Advertising (rolereboot.org)

Women writers turn to the horror story (Guardian)

After Mark Thompson it could be prime time for BBC women (Guardian)

End this cruel punishment of victims of domestic violence (Mirror)

Susie Essman Wisely Suggests We Turn Our Uteruses Into Corporations (Jezebel)

Guatemalans march against domestic violence – in pictures (Guardian)

Women expose secret genital cutting rite (IPS News)

Domestic violence: Why doesn’t she just leave? (exfashionista.co.uk)

UNICEF ad campaign fail (Black Women in Europe)

Serial domestic abusers should not be hidden (Guardian)

Afghan man chokes wife to death for giving birth to baby girl (wrbsyndicate.com)

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