Weekly round up and open thread


Hello and welcome to our regular weekly round-up of things we have read on the internet. Please share more links, plus your thoughts and comments! This is an open thread, so please feel free to say anything.

As always, inclusion of a link in this round-up does not imply endorsement, either with the original post, or the publication, or the blog, or the website.

Rich white man gets no jail time for raping his three-year-old daughter because he “will not fare well” in prison (Feministing)

Putting an end to indefinite detention on the political agenda (Migrants’ Rights Network)

Virginia Woolf ballet: Royal Opera House to stage piece based on novels Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves (The Independent)

The feisty feminism of ‘Girls just want to have fun,’ 30 years later (The Atlantic)

This is the most misogynistic thing I’ve seen today (Another Angry Woman)

University adversity – advertising rape (Purely a figment of your imagination)

Accidental voicemail catches RCMP mocking assault complainant (CBC News)

‘Why I’m turning Girl Talk magazine feminist’ (The Telegraph)

Community responds to Norrie ruling (Gay News Network)

To the guy who wrote that Facebook message about ‘the fatty running on the track this afternoon (XOJane)

Margo MacDonald: The life and times of a political ‘blonde bombshell’ (BBC)

The Ethical Porn Partnership has just launched (link to Facebook Page)

#notyourgoodfatty (Shakesville)

Jimmy Savile sex abuse: ‘Islington is still covering up’ (The Telegraph)

Gay conversion therapy should have no place in NHS, says health minister (The Guardian)

Campaigners demand apology over ‘victim blaming’ (Channel 4)

Scottish independence: Scottish government childcare plan questioned (BBC)

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