Weekly Round-up and Open Thread


It’s time for another round-up and this week’s links cover everything from horrendous Black Friday advertisements to ethical porn!

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Rape is not a punchline – or a way to sell Christmas presents (The Guardian)

It wasn’t just the police who failed me when I became a victim of honour abuse (The Independent)

Margaret Atwood writing a graphic novel series (CBC Books)

Why Camille Paglia’s ‘Nazi Barbie’ Takedown of Taylor Swift Is Spot-On (Daily Beast)

What being on the Mail Online taught me about sexism (Gone to Deadlock)

Japanese women in court fight to keep their surnames after marriage (The Guardian)

Is comedy sexist, racist and classist? (Chortle)

Women ‘edge towards equality in theatre’ (The Stage)

Rachel Dolezal: ‘I wasn’t identifying as black to upset people. I was being me’ (The Guardian)

Why Aren’t More Trans People Denouncing Truscum? (Let’s Queer Things up!)

When Porn Complicates The Relationships Of Straight White Christian Hipsters, It’s Not Our Problem (Harlot Magazine via Medium)

Did You Do Any of These 6 Activities Today? Then You’ve Got Class Privilege (Everyday Feminism)

Amy Poehler: ‘Vanity is the death of comedy’ (The Guardian)

Patriarchy is Other Men: Why ‘Why Courageous Clementine Ford Is Not The Answer’ Is A Misogynistic Lesson In Respectability Politics (newmatilda.com)

NHS rationing ‘is denying patients care’ as cash crisis deepens (The Guardian)

What Does It Take To Believe A Whore, Or, Why Writing About Sex Work Should Be Left To Sex Workers (Harlot Magazine via Medium)

Racism is still alive and well, 50 years after the UK’s Race Relations Act (The Guardian)

How to find ethical porn (Adequate Man)

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