Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links you may find interesting. Feel free to add any links in the comments if you think there’s anything we have missed. Linking does not imply endorsement or agreement. Please be careful as some of these posts may be triggering.

1. Annie is Black, And The Pointed White Hoods Come Out (TransGriot)

2. Six stabbed after Reclaim the Night demonstration (The Great Swedish Unknown)

3. Tory aide: Feminists ‘need a good slap’ (politics.co.uk)

4. Co Down skier Kelly Gallagher earns first ever gold for Britain at Winter Paralympics in Sochi (Telegraph)

5. #LiesToldByFemales Shows the Sexual Double Standard Lives On (RH Reality Check)

6. Building the future – women in construction (InsideHousing)

7. Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 (Guardian)

8. Women’s rights organisations alarmed by attempt to dilute funding call (Guardian)

9. The Growing Transgender Presence in Pop Culture (NYTimes)

10. Beards: Applause for you, stigmatisation for me (Media Diversified)

11. Black Lesbian Couple Murdered in Texas Gulf Area (Autostraddle)

12. So, What’s the Goal of the White Man March? (Atlanta Black Star)

13. ‘Girl Crush’: Why the Lesbian and Queer Women Community Is Fashion’s Major Blind Spot (Fashionista)

14. Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex (Independent on Sunday)

15. The Surprising Lessons of the ‘Muslim Hipsters’ Backlash (The Atlantic)

16. Public apathy over GCHQ snooping is a recipe for disaster (The Observer)

17. ‘Excluded’ dads put the heat on Mumsnet with campaign for parental parity in bringing up baby (The Independent)

18. Alleged victims’ fury at failure to ban undercover police seduction tactics (The Observer)

19. Fred Phelps, Founder of the ‘God Hates Fags’ Westboro Baptist Church, is on the ‘Edge of Death’ (Patheos)


21. Tired of Talking To Men (The Belle Jar)

22. Meet Dr. Charlotte Laws, The “Erin Brockovich” of Cyber Privacy (iVictim)

23. Lets talk about rape (again) and being one of ‘only 9%’ (Helenblogs)

24. RIP Clarissa Dickson Wright – what a lady (The Independent)

25. Nothing about us, without us: reversing the power dynamics of philanthropy (Transformation)

26. Review of evaluation approaches and methods used by interventions on women and girls’ economic empowerment (Overseas Development Institute)

Content note: the link below contains references to rape, domestic violence, drug abuse, and PTSD.

1. Survivors, Silencing and Sex Work (The Life and Works of Olive Seraphim)

Narcissus are depicted in the photo above. Thanks Franco Folini for the photo.