Our weekly round-up post featuring the stories we missed or didn’t have time to cover.
Here is your weekly summary of the stories we couldn’t write about this week.
We share things because they are interesting or thought-provoking, not necessarily because we agree with them.
Please remember that external links might not be safe spaces and could contain triggers.
- An Open Letter to Roseanne Barr, From a Feminist Sister (Feminist Ire)
- David Cameron criticised over gay ‘witch-hunt’ remarks (Pink News)
- Domestic Violence: Women’s Services Face ‘Disastrous’ Cuts As Councils Slash Budgets, FOI Reveals (HuffPo)
- Family courts ‘ignoring needs of domestic violence victims’ (Guardian)
- The Words We Learn To Read; Reclaiming Fat (The Rotund)
- Vintage Anti-Suffrage Postcards (Sociological Images)
- An Open Letter to the AGO About Frida Kahlo’s Unibrow (Shameless)
- Away from the celebrity scandals and conspiracy theories, abusers are often the most ordinary of monsters (Guardian)
- Pakistan marks “Malala Day”, poor children to get cash for school (TrustLaw)
- Poison Pill (View from a Hermitage Window)
- Child abuse victims ‘may feel unable to speak out for fear of media witch-hunt’ (Guardian)
- Savile: supping with the devil (Disability Now)
- The Atlantic on Women and Men, From 1859 to Now (The Atlantic)
- Abuse charity to recycle Fifty Shades as toilet paper (BBC Tyne & Wear)
- Nadine Dorries suspended as Tory MP in I’m a Celebrity row (BBC News)
- No Doubt, exploiting ‘hot’ Native American stereotypes is never OK (Guardian)
- The genetic button that could turn a WOMAN into a CHIMPANZEE (The Register)
- Female genital mutilation: asylum seeker fights deportation to the Gambia (Guardian)
- Gillette, not the best marketing can get (Independent)
- ‘Rogue’ breast surgeon could face criminal investigation, say police (Guardian)
- ‘Institutional racism is an issue’ in NHS, says ex-executive (BBC News, London)
- ‘Having it all’ is not a women’s issue (Independent)
- Operation Tuleta: Woman arrested in privacy breach probe (BBC News)
- The sex issue: Is monogamy dead? (Guardian)
- President Obama responds to a letter from a girl who asks his advice on dealing with people who are unkind to her: Our differences Unite Us (Letters of Note)
- Feminist Nail Art (Stylist)
And to end, a song from Kate Reid at Toronto Pride: Starvin’ Artists
[The image is a photograph of some spray-painted graffiti of a woman looking down with a lilac flower in her hair. It was taken by Adam Ross and is used under a Creative Commons Licence]