Weekly round up and open thread


Welcome to this week’s round up and open thread! This is our regular digest of links we’ve come across recently – whether they involve inspiring success stories, heart-warming blogs, concerning new research, exasperating news or anything else F-Word relevant, we thought you might be interested.

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Links ahoy…

CBB’s Chloe Slut Shamed for Glamour Modeling (Huffington Post)

How Women Are Pressured into Being Sexy, But Punished for Being Sexual (Everyday Feminism)

Channel 4’s diversity policy won’t work (Another Angry Woman)

Your Internalized Dominance Is Showing: A Call-In to White Feminists Who Believe That #AllLivesMatter (Everyday Feminism)

More Surveillance Won’t Protect Free Speech (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry (boingboing)

I am Charlie, but I am Baga too: On Nigeria’s forgotten massacre (Daily Maverick)

Women Make Music funding opportunity (PRS for Music Foundation)

This Is What Happens When Women Actually Accept A Compliment From A Man Online (Buzzfeed)

Female detainees at Yarl’s Wood routinely humiliated, claims report (The Guardian)

There Are No Cookies: Ten Ways to Take Action as a Trans Ally (Even If You’re Also Trans) (Autostraddle)

Speaking While Female: Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Why Women Stay Quiet at Work (New York Times)

The image of two pink dice is by Amy the Nurse and is used under a creative commons licence. It shows two pink translucent plastic dice next to each other on a grainy wooden surface. The light is behind them and can be seen shining through them, with their shadows in front of them. Both show 6s on top, with 3s facing us; the left one also has a 2 visible, whereas the right one also reveals a 5. Chosen for this week because I’ve been immersed in various board games over the weekend!