Weekly roundup and open thread, 22 April


Hi everyone

Here’s this week’s round-up of links and content we found interesting in some way but didn’t get a chance to blog about. As per always, inclusion doesn’t equal endorsement and some links could be triggering so please use your discretion. Please feel free to share more links or have a chat about anything feminist-y that’s on your mind in the comments.

Facebook advertisers enraged by rape ads (Telegraph)

Reno calls a domestic violence hotline: The MRA Reality Distortion Field in action (Man Boobz)

Six theses on the death of Margaret Thatcher (normblog)

How to Lose The Baby Weight in Just Three Lightning-Fast Years (Jezebel)

How Do You Find Feminist Children’s Books? (Bitch Media)

Free school meals may be scrapped by councils under ‘tidal wave’ of cuts (Independent)

Toy Retailers in UK and Ireland: Stop promoting toys as only for boys, or only for girls (change.org)

Three children found dead in Lowestoft after mother falls to her death (Guardian)

On Trans* People and Suicide (TransFusion)

Tatler raises eyebrows with feature on ‘best society breasts’ (Telegraph)

Transgender: not a challenge to feminist politics-unpicking transphobic tropes (Another angry woman)

Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Video Makes Me Uncomfortable… and Kind of Makes Me Angry (little drops)

New Zealand parliament breaks out in song after gay marriage vote (Telegraph)

Are you too white, rich, able-bodied and straight to be a feminist? (Guardian, Cif)

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal (Think Progress)

Marin Alsop to be first woman to conduct Last Night of The Proms after 119 years (Independent)

Transgender candidates stake claim in Pakistan vote Tribune)

Facebook’s big misogyny problem (Guardian)

Some thoughts on gender segregation (BobFromBrockley)

My Emcee Battle Against the Disney Princesses (Bitch Media)

Woman awarded £12,293 for sexual harassment at work (BBC)

My So-Called ‘Post-Feminist’ Life in Arts and Letters (The Nation)

Amnesty condemns erosion of human rights of disabled in UK (Ekklesia)

Nestlé chairman says water is not a human right (Keithpp’s Blog)

Peers try to block ‘political’ Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson (Independent)

Dear Kate Nash (A Glasgow Sex Worker)

Feminist blogger in hiding after men’s rights death threats (Daily Dot)

Teachers and pupils march through Accrington to remember Lucy Meadows (Manchester Evening News)

Female Ivy League graduates have a duty to stay in the workforce (Guardian, CiF)

Afghan Girls School Poisoning: 74 Girls Poisoned in Suspected Taliban Gas Attack (PolicyMic)

India PM: Country needs ‘vast improvements’ on women’s safety (BBC)

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