Welcome to another weekly round-up, where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles and essays from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in our chosen links!
As always, linking to articles does not mean endorsement from the F-Word and certain links may be triggering. We welcome debate in the comments section and on Facebook/Twitter but remind readers that any comments containing sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or disablist language will be deleted immediately.
If you notice that we’ve missed out any important articles from the past week, feel free to let us know.
From the article: “…If she doesn’t understand (or, perhaps, won’t, because she’s recently heard the term ‘feminism’ and is confused), simply gesture that you want to court her for sex at your spare but frightening apartment that you share with a Craigslist goblin.
In most cases, you won’t have to go to that extreme because girls don’t feel whole unless a man is looking at them, so you’re actually doing her a favor, but some girls have real gastrointestinal disorders and will be hesitant to delay their explosive diarrhea because they are feeling nervous or excited about what is happening.
… Then, do what we call ‘Acknowledging the Awkwardness’ by quickly noting that you recognize that she’s probably prairie dogging right now, and that the entrance to a public restroom isn’t the sexiest place to pick up a girl, but also that your agenda is more important than hers, and also girls shouldn’t even be pooping outside the home anyway…”
From the article: “However, the statistics and research specifically on black women living in the UK are scarce. Cal Strode, a spokesperson for the charity Mental Health Foundation, told BuzzFeed News there needs to be more research that focuses on the experiences of black women. She also said ‘inequality and discrimination are key drivers of mental health problems’ for black women living in the UK.”
From the article: “I ask Loach about his latest film, I Daniel Blake. Screened earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Palme D’or, it is now being screened on general release. He tells me it’s ‘just a little story’ about a man approaching retirement who has a heart attack, and is told he can’t work, but is re-assessed and told to work by the job centre…”