Hello all! Welcome to our weekly round-up of interesting stories and features that we noticed but didn’t have time to blog about. As always, please exercise caution when clicking, as some content may be upsetting or triggering.
This week’s picture is taken by me, at Dean Court, the home of Bournemouth FC, of the England team celebrating after Natasha Dowie scored in the 6-0 win against Belarus on Saturday.
A Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism (feministsfightingtransphobia blog)
Is patriarchy really dead? (Guardian, Cif)
The Niqaab issue is too important to be left to liberal instinct (UK Human Rights Blog)
From the mouths of rapists: the lyrics of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines (The Society Pages)
How to Design a City for Women (The Atlantic Cities)
How about no more misogyny,racism and outings? (Everyday Whorephobia)
The Debate | Is Miley Cyrus’ Twerking Cultural Appropriation (Black Feminists)
France Bans Underage Pageants To Protect Girls Under 16 (Huff Post Style)
9 Things Women In Music Are Sick Of Experiencing (Alternative Press)
‘Why it is so important for us to wear the veil’ (Independent)
The Problem With Estimating Rape Prevalence in Asia (The Atlantic)
You can starve on benefits in this country (Guardian, Society)
What Does Manhood Mean in 2013? (The Cut)
Spending cuts hit women worse, says report (Observer)