Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s mix-tape of the stories from across the internet that have caught our eye. Please feel free to add more in the comments.

As usual, linking indicates interest, not endorsement.

Summertime body-shaming is upon us: No more bikini body war! (Feminist Times)

When you stop feeling things (Reni Eddo Lodge)

Going beyond going down: why diverse queer sex on TV matters (Autostraddle)

Recession “led to 10,000 suicides” (BBC News)

Malaysia shaves trans women’s heads and jails them in male prison (Gay Star News)

Denmark becomes Europe’s leading country on legal gender recognition (European Parliament press release)

Losing It: gender, Kate Munro’s Virginity Project and some problematic assumptions (Ballad of Dissatisfaction)

Not all messages about rape were welcome at Hague and Jolie’s sexual violence summit (The Conversation)

Cis privilege (Cis is Not a Dirty Word)

Fool sleazy pick-up artists with a fake phone number that serves up feminist quotations (The Independent)

Photo of mix tapes by Hannah Faye, shared on Flickr under a Creative Commons license