Weekly round-up and open thread

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My three-year-old associates “dark” with “bad.” How can I introduce a conversation about race? (Offbeat Families)

U.S. Drops Bid to Limit Sales of Morning-After Pill (New York Times)

Twitter vs Female Protagonists in Video Games (Feminist Frequency)

Shifting Discourses of Motherhood: The Victorian Breastfeeding Photo Fad (Sociological Images)

Master Post on Why John Lennon is Shit (The Rogue Feminist)

Child sex abuse victims’ vulnerability must not be barrier to justice, says DPP (Guardian)

These Are Not the Radicals You’re Looking For: A Trans Response to Julian Vigo (Counter Punch)

Playing the ‘gender card’? As if Julia Gillard has a choice (Guardian CiF)

On trans issues within feminism and strengthening the movement’s gender analysis (feministing)

Six fairy tales for the modern woman (The Hairpin)

Turkish Protests Rattle Erdogan’s Female Loyalists (Women’s eNews)

The reason I was on BBC 5Live on Monday (Single Mother Ahoy!)

Ethiopian-Israelis Make Waves in New Homeland (Women’s eNews)

To all perpetrators of street harassment: fuck you (Fucking Facts)

Trans woman flees Scottish town which branded her a ‘witch’ (Gay Star News)

British mother had abortion ‘because of visa rules’ (BBC News)

Spare Rib: we may be old but we are here (old ribs)

You Can Touch My Hair is a direct descendant of the Hottentot Venus (Guardian CiF)

Australian Army Chief Is Not Amused By Sexist Emails (BuzzFeed)

Man calls Solihull police to complain about prostitute’s looks (BBC News)

“I was approached by Equal to promote their product for free. Their parent company, Merisant’s revenue totaled $232 million in 2012. My response…”(Catherine Deveney)

California teacher fired for being a victim of domestic violence (Think Progress)

Kim Deal Quits the Pixies (Spin)

Top 10 sexist moments in politics: Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton and more (Guardian, Politics)

Father’s Day: Celebrating ‘Good Enough’ Fathers Is a Waste of Time (Huffington Post)

Shimmy Club shut down for week after putting women and children ‘at risk’ (Guardian UK)

Disabled champions ‘humiliated’ at hands of Glasgow gay club (Gay Star News)

Spare Rib was born of grassroots feminism. It’s not a brand (Guardian, CiF)

London: Suffragette City (Londonist)

Nigella Lawson pictures: We must not look away from domestic violence, but we can do more than just gawp (New Statesman)

Imagine if we said “why doesn’t HE just leave HER’ in cases of domestic violence against women (systemsthinkingforgirls)

Many men find gender debates too threatening to handle (Guardian, Cif)

Today’s young women have betrayed feminism (Independent)

Revisiting the ‘Crack Babies’ Epidemic That Was Not (New York Times)

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