Weekly round-up and open thread

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Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think other readers will enjoy, please add links in the comments section below. As usual, please note that a link here doesn’t imply endorsement or agreement, and some links might be triggering.

Is the NHS failing women with autism? (The Guardian)

2014 Movie Releases Directed by Women (The Cinema Girl)(From last week, but still quite current)

Movie planned about female DJ who dressed as a man to avoid sexism (FACT mag)

“Slap her”: Fanpage.it video objectifies girls, exploits boys, and trivializes domestic violence (Rebecca Hains)

Hiring Cis Actors for Trans Roles Isn’t Progressive (this ain’t livin’)

Madonna’s cultural appropriation confirms what a cliche she has become (Guardian)

Interview: Neneh Cherry on a New Brand of Feminism in Pop Culture (The Village Voice)

For Feminists Who Resort To Racism When Slut Shaming Is Not Enough (Batty Mamzelle)

‘Ched Evans has served his time’ – and other common misconceptions about the convicted rapist footballer: A handy rebuttal guide (Independent)

Porn Star Mia Khalifa and the Sexual Fetish of Hijab (Muslim Girl)

The Double Edged Pen: Charlie Hebdo Attack Didn’t Just “Happen” (Muslim Girl)

We must tolerate the tyranny of jesters #charliehebdo (Diary of a Goldfish)

We think the Paris terrorists were offended by Charlie Hebdo’s satire. What if we’re wrong? (Telegraph)

What’s Up With Dudes Not Being Able to Give Compliments? (Crunk Feminist Collective)

Russia says drivers must not have ‘sex disorders’(BBC)

Listening to the Living and the Dead: Ruminations on #justiceforLeelahAlcorn (Autostraddle)

Feldman, Leah 1899-1993 (libcom.org)

End use of outdated term ‘child prostitution’, says MP Ann Coffey (Guardian)

Why is society’s idea of beauty so often either ‘white or light’? (Media Diversified)

Image shows a back and white poster attached to a grey brick wall. There is a drawing of a megaphone on the poster. The words read “Hey Girl make all the noise you want.” Picture by Flickr user retrokatz, used under a Creative Commons Licence.