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.

Tories call for pregnant teenagers to lose housing benefit rights (politics.co.uk)

Untraditional choice: The Middle East beats the West in female tech founders (Economist)

Women offered as perks in job ad (New Statesman)

‘Cocky’ Woman’s Twitter Campaign Puts an End to Juror B37’s Book Deal


Government accused of dismantling equity laws


Greenpeace Save the Arctic activist: ‘Shell is in the shadow of the Shard’ (Guardian, Environment)

The pornification of Britain’s high streets: why enough is enough (Guardian, Culture)

The Open 2013: Muirfield will not change its male-only ways in a hurry (Guardian)

The following link contains images of nudity so may be NSFW 10 Radical Art Projects That Celebrate Women’s Bodies (Flavorwire)

Being Transgender in Kuwait: “My Biggest Fear Is a Flat Tire” (Human Rights Watch)

We are NOT all Trayvon Martin (Bitch Magazine) and another one (Asam Ahmad at Black Girl Dangerous)

Young mum told to stop breastfeeding at Cambridge pool because of ‘no food or drink’ rule (Cambridge News)

Cardiff schoolboys turn up to classes in skirts in protest at ‘no shorts’ rule (Wales Online)

Ukip: Probe ordered into ‘sex attack’ at party conference (Telegraph)

How the other half lives: Negative perceptions of formula feeding and breastfeeding, and why they both suck (Fearless Formula Feeder)

The involuntary sterilisation of children with disabilities should be challenged (Guardian)

Manly me (The Hairpin)

Greece must withdraw the provision on forced HIV testing and end harassment of transgender women (Amnesty International)

Unique transgender archive sent to Canadian university after offer to LSE is rebuffed (Camden New Journal)

Why This Hacker Stood Up Against ‘Verbal Abuse’ in Linux Land (Wired)

Cenre for feminist research launced at Goldsmiths University

Social services for vulnerable children in England to be privatised (Guardian)

Why is there silence on the impact of welfare cuts on disabled people? (New Statesman)

A Selection Of Especially Stupid Sanctions(Birmingham Against the Cuts)

Helen Thomas, Barrier-Busting White House Reporter, Is Dead at 92 (New York Times)

Crackdown on violent online porn planned (Telegraph)

India jails six over Swiss gang-rape case (Al Jazeera English)

Transgenders in Mexico Dream of Escape (Womens ENews) (Note from Jess: Some of the language on this I wasn’t sure about? But underneath that the actual story is good, I thought? A bit of a shame…)

Trigger warning for violence against women, sexual assault

Ukip activist’s trauma over ‘assault’ at party conference (Telegraph)

Here’s what’s wrong with hijab tourism and your cutesy “modesty experiments” (Ms. Muslamic)

Women ‘banned from shopping alone’ in northern Pakistan (BBC)

Violence unveiled: Paris clashes sparked after police stop Muslim woman (RT News)

The Unfair Marginalization of Janeane Garofalo (Splitsider)

Dark undercurrents of teenage girls’ selfies (Melinda Tankard Reist)

Egypt’s Women: We’re Baaaack

(Women in the World Foundation)

‘Keep the bare boobs out of The Sun’: Is Page 3 about to move upmarket? (Independent)

Why David Cameron’s war on internet porn doesn’t make sense (Guardian, Cif)

Police act to halt sex harassment on London buses and trains (Guardian)

How blogging about my £10 a week food shop helped me cope with life


Minister ‘shocked’ as woman dies hours after UK abortion (The Irish Times)

Dubai rape case: Norwegian woman receives ‘pardon’ after being jailed (Independent) Also see this blog post from The F-Word

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