Weekly round-up and open thread


Well … a lot has happened this week and, as can be expected, the majority of the links chosen for this round-up are US-election based. If you feel we’ve missed any important pieces on the subject, please let us know in the comments below.

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If you notice that we’ve missed out any important articles from the past week, feel free to let us know.

Women swear as much as men: so here’s to equal-opportunity cursing (The Guardian)

In 2016, ‘Election’ Is Spelled M-I-S-O-G-Y-N-Y (Huffington Post)

Why do successful women like Hillary Clinton get under so many people’s skin? (The Guardian)

On “Woke” White People Advertising their Shock that Racism just won a Presidency (Medium)

Dear Fellow White Women: We F**ked This Up (Huffington Post)

Mariah Carey wants $50m from her ex – and it only makes me love her more (The Guardian)

Hands off our haberdashery, John Lewis. Waxing is no replacement (The Guardian)

I’m a Coastal Elite From the Midwest: The Real Bubble is Rural America (Roll Call)

If You’re A Minority In America, The Terror Of This Moment Is Overwhelming (Huffington Post)

When Your Abuser Is Elected President (The Establishment)

WTF White feminism? Why did so many White women vote for Trump? (Daily Progressive)

Lots Of Women Plan To Get IUDs Before Trump Makes It So They Can’t (Huffington Post)

My Mother’s Jewish Family Fled Tsarist Russia, And She’s Terrified Of Trump (The Establishment)

The Silver-Lining Myth:Stop kidding yourself. Music isn’t going to get better under Trump (MTV)

From the article: “When people suggest that punk, or rock, or music itself, will finally ‘start reacting’, what is really being said is that things will be so bad that straight white people will start noticing and doing something because the floodwaters have reached their door. People have been singing their struggle since the dawn of recorded music in America; we just chose not to listen, or got tangled up in some bullshit hand-wringing over whose music was ‘real’, whose experiences we were willing to take in.”

Introducing Post Trump Europe (This Political Woman/Flavia Dzodan at Medium)

As a woman of colour I foresaw Trump was going to win (The Pool)

White tribalism was not made by Trump. It already existed in America as it does in Britain (Media Diversified)

Coeducation At University Was – And Is – No Triumph Of Feminism (The Establishment)

On the election of Donald J Trump (New Statesman)

The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to G. van der Stelt on Flickr. It is a close-up photograph of a person’s face. The person has dark hair and eyes. They have their lips slightly pursed and their eyes fixed on something outside of the frame of the photograph. A tear runs down their face, creating a pale ‘track’ on their cheek.