It’s the start of the week, so where better to start than with a round-up of the posts, comments and situations that we haven’t had the spoons, capacity, time or expertise to comment on here at the F-Word.
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Rehtaeh Parsons was allegedly gang raped by four boys when she was 15. A photograph of the assault circulated around her school and her friends, and the police didn’t charge anybody with a crime. Kevin Morris at Mashable wrote about her very sad death this week, due to suicide: Teen Commits Suicide After Photo of Alleged Rape Goes Viral
For the Guardian, Amelia Gentleman writes a moving and powerful piece about how rape victims are treated in court, especially with regard to Frances Andrade who committed suicide after giving evidence: Prosecuting sexual assault: ‘Raped all over again’
I found this blog post by Gemma Ahearne really thought-provoking, and it certainly posed some questions I don’t know the answer to: My problem with ‘No More Page 3′
And to close, enjoy Yuja Wang playing Rimsky-Korsakoff’s Flight of the Bumble-Bee fiendishly quickly. Her hands are a blur!
[The image is a photograph of the front cover of Woman magazine from 1955. It is captioned “World’s greatest magazine for women” and cost 4 1/2D. It features a woman dressed in 1950s clothing and the headlines, “Beauty at your fingertips”, “Two colourful jumpers to knit” and “Wooden spoon club supper snacks”. It was made available by Vince Connare and is used under a Creative Commons Licence]