Weekly round up and open thread

I love feminism.jpgWelcome to this week’s round up and open thread! Here are links to things we’ve found interesting over the week but haven’t been able to post about yet. Chat away in the comments or suggest other links.

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Police smear woman who alleged rape by ex-cabinet minister (Exaro News)

Tessa Watts obituary (The Guardian)

Ukip’s MEPs: After months of gaffes and controversies, meet the people who will represent Britain in the European Parliament (The Independent)

Antiporn Land (The New Inquiry)

Racism on the rise in Britain (The Guardian)

Maya Angelou ‘the brightest light’ says Barack Obama (BBC)

Failed MEP candidate: ‘All hate crime victims like Matthew Shepard are frauds’ (Pink News)

Rolf Harris Sings Jake The Peg And Imitates Didgeridoo To ‘Bemused’ Jury During Sex Trial (The Huffington Post)

Google discloses its diversity record and admits it’s not good (CNet)

Racism is still with us – let’s stop lying to ourselves (The Guardian)

Women with husky voices less likely to be hired, study finds (The Telegraph)

Inside the ‘manosphere’ that inspired Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger (The Washington Post)

Scout Willis topless Instagram protest: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter opposes female nudity policy (The Independent)

Nigerians due to be deported, despite claim of female genital mutilation risk (The Guardian)

Finally: Google Owns Up to Its Awful Workplace Diversity Stats (Motherboard)

Teacher Shaves Student’s Armpit In Class (The Huffington Post)

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History (Tits and Sass)

Laverne Cox is on the cover of Time, but it’s not enough (The Daily Dot)

Why aren’t there more non-white people in children’s books? (The Telegraph)

Laverne Cox: ‘We live in a binary world: it can change’ (The Independent)

The photo “I love feminism” is by Melissa Brewer and is shared under a Creative Commons Licence. It shows four lollipops wrapped in clear cellophane. The one on the far left gives the message “I love” and the one on the far right says “feminism”. The two in the middle have red hearts in the centre surrounded by a border of roses.