Weekly round-up and open thread

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 other readers will enjoy please add links in the comments section below. As usual, please note that a link here doesn’t imply endorsement or agreement, and some links might be triggering.

Visualising the gender pay gap(MediaWorks)

Our regressive, insensitive and cultish attitude to breastfeeding (NewStatesman)

The holy war on Irish wombs, Ireland’s new abortion laws probably won’t change a thing (Vice)

Poundland ruling: Back-to-work schemes in disarray as nopay placements judged unlawful (Independent)

US aid ban on abortions for women raped in war leaves UK compromised (Guardian)

Some hate crime victims are not aware that they are victims (Science Omega)

Seriously, is the F-word offensive? I’m proud to call myself a feminist (Guardian, Cif)

Objectification suppresses women’s deire to engage in social activism, study finds (The Raw Story)

The courage of vigilante feminism is contagious (Guardian)

Five stories: The harsh realities of the government’s “bedroom tax” (NewStatesman)

Disablism or Ableism? (If I Can’t Dance Is It Still My Revolution)

Is Ukip a party of bigots? Let’s look at the evidence (NewStatesman)

Camden council plans to move 761 poor families from London (Guardian)

Pope accused of crimes against humanity (Telegraph)

Fuck the Sun (Another Angry Woman)

Why I won’t support One Billion Rising (Huffington Post)

Iceland works to block Internet porn (CNET)

Why is stopping gender violence a ‘women’s issue’? (Women Under Siege)

Coming out to doctors: is it good for our (sexual) health? (Lesbilicious)

BBC World Service interviewed women around the world and found out how they are perceived – and what sort of attitudes area considered acceptable on a night out.

Picture shows peach and white tulips in the sunshine against a blue sky. Photo taken by Kıvanç Niş, shared under a Creative Comons License.