Weekly round-up and open thread

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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.

Trans women in feminism: nothing about us without us (Open Democracy)

Kurdish men for gender equality (The Kurdistan Tribune)

Video about Judith, the strange pregnant “Barbie Doll” from 1992(Boing Boing)

Earl Silverman, who ran mens’ safe house dies in apparent suicide(National Post)

You have normal and then you have normalette (Butterflies and Wheels)

Mothers and children lose out in benefit changes (Guardian)

Three teens starved, tortured and killed at ‘gay conversion camp'(So So Gay)

Some women want to stay home with children and feminism needs to make peace with that(Blue Milk)

H&M shows collection on plus-size model, doesn’t make a big deal of it(Jezabel)

Let Spare Rib reflect all the richness of online feminism (Guardian)

Confidence as a skill: lessons from Diane Von Furstenberg(Forbes)

From the BBC: how not to eat healthily for £1 a day (Aethelread the Unread)

Boots removes gender signs from toys (Guardian)

Jailed Derby suffragette Alice Wheeldon is honoured with blue plaque (BBC Derby)

Raising female experts’ voices on radio and TV (Times Higher Education)

From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market(Guardian)

Why don’t men cover their faces? A Yemeni woman questions the unquestionable(Al Bawaba)

200 school girls poisoned in Kabul (Tolo News)

The problem when sexism just sounds so darn friendly (Scientific American)

“Raped all over again”: treatment of rape victims by the media/press(The Rambling Girl)

16-year-old girl arrested and charges with a felony for science project mistake(Alternet)

I’m not a monster – I’m a mummy (Victoria Wright)

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and the Turner Prize(Black Feminists)

Domestic violence and mental illness: “I have honestly never felt so alone in my life” (New Statesman)

US soft drinks company PepsiCo apologises for ‘Mountain Dew’ advert branded ‘arguably the most racist commercial in history’


This is white privilege (No Comment) and the response

Little girls are better at designing superheros than you

Black, female and postgraduate: why I cannot be the only one(Guardian)

Letter to The Independent had key role in prompting Stuart Hall investigation(Press Gazette)

Pakistan’s women face battle for the right to vote(Guardian)

Bedroom tax: Domestic violence victim may lose home after panic room is classed as spare bedroom (Mirror)

An open letter to Eve Ensler (Life Returned)

In defence of the 1970s (Guardian)

Sexual abuse in white communities (Guardian)

Photo shows the European Central Bank in Frankfurt Am Main in Germany with the Euro sign in the forground. Picture by Flickr member orkomedix, used under a Creative Commons License.