A round-up of the articles and blog pieces we’ve been reading over the past week

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Hi everyone! Please see below for this week’s round-up and open thread. Here we include links that we find interesting. Linking does not mean endorsement. Please tread carefully as some topics may be triggering.

If you have something to say about any of the pieces or a link you would like to share, please feel free to comment through the form below this post.

‘We record all the killing of women by men. You see a pattern’ (The Guardian)

This Needs to End Now: Penny Proud, Another Black Trans Woman, Murdered (Autostraddle)

Why it Matters That Magic: The Gathering Now Has a Transgender Character (Bitch Magazine)

I am a fat dancer, but I am not your inspiration porn (Open Democracy)

The Birth of the Pill review – one giant leap for womankind (The Guardian)

This Fu@#ing Guy (Shakesville)

Host calls female musician a ‘b****’ at tech awards ceremony in US (The Independent)

How many benefits claimants have to kill themselves before something is done? (The Guardian)

Sudan: Mass Rape by Army in Darfur (Human Rights Watch)

A Fat Person Making a Fitness App Is Like a Nun Giving Sex Advice, Right? (medium.com)

Emergency appeal: UK National Ugly Mugs (National Ugly Mugs)

Girlguiding launches badge for global gender equality (The Guardian)

A Submissive Reviews ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ (Flavorwire)

Votes for Women! 7 Vintage Suffrage Valentines (Ms. Magazine)

Why are there no female filmmakers? (Dazed and Confused)

Think you don’t have a racist bone in your body? (The Guardian)

Image description: a close-up shot of lots of small, white pills, inspired by The Birth of the Pill review (above). Image by Grumpy-Puddin, shared under a Creative Commons license.