This week’s round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views
What with this endless cold and the implementation of a whole series of cuts and reforms that will increase inequality across the country, this first day of April has been pretty bleak. So allow me to warm your cockles (or, in many cases, fan the flames of your anger) with our list of links we found interesting or thought-provoking in the past week. As usual, linking does not imply endorsement of the content of the article or website in question.
We are unable to provide content notes for every link, so please exercise caution when clicking, as some content may be upsetting or triggering.
Dismal Steubenville coverage (Columbia Journalism Review)
Hijacking feminism (Al Jazeera)
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito to be tried again (Independent)
Fight flight and froo froo (Appy Families, on the gender socialisation of children)
What it’s like to have gay parents (Sash Mackinnon)
“Why not just wear a burqa”: Experiences of ethnic minority women writing online (New Statesman – by our Features Editor, Asiya Islam)
On perpetual Twitter beef (No Comment)
Violence against women (International Socialism)
Rock, Paper, Shotgun apology for using female writers (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
I processed my miscarriage by talking about it (Offbeat Families)
Sisterhood (What Stilli Did)
Hey teenage boys! Worried about Steubenville? Don’t be (Yes Means Yes)
Consent 101: coercion (Magic Zebras)
Reddit: working hard to bury their reputation ever deeper in the slime (Pharyngula)
In my twin sister’s rape, there were many victims (Washington Post)
Today in Rape History: Landsburg and “no physical damage” (ourfeministplayschool)
Just because it isn’t beating doesn’t mean it’s not domestic abuse (White Ribbon Campaign, on the welcome change to the legal definition of domestic abuse)
The day my 11-year-old son found violent porn on the web (Independent)
The truth about women “crying rape” (Guardian)
Quotas get results (Columbia Journalism Review)
Petition calling for Iain Duncan Smith to prove that he really can live on £53 a week – with over 65,000 signatures since this morning!
Photo of a log fire by PD Photo.