Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not imply endorsement or agreement). Please note that these links range from “ooh yay!” to “very interesting” to *headdesk to rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below!
First of all, this oughta be filed under ‘how did we miss this story last week?!’…
Flasher arrested after being chased for two miles by 16 year old girl (Manchester Evening News):
Professor David Price, Vice-Provost for Research at UCL, has written an open letter to Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, to raise concerns about an article commenting on the race and gender of UCL academics appearing on Newsnight:
And finally, happy birthday to Gloria Steinem, Aretha Franklin and Cheryl Swoopes today! To celebrate, here is a poem Alice Walker wrote for Gloria Steinem, a playlist of the best of Aretha Franklin, and an at-the-buzzer game changer from Swoopes!
Image of cherry blossoms, from the Kittenesque flikr stream, used with permission from Sarah-Beth.