A fortnight’s worth of interesting links from around the web chosen by The F-Word team

This week’s round-up is a fortnightly round-up with links from the past two weeks. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in the articles we’ve picked.

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 couple of weeks, feel free to let us know.

Vonny LeClerc: Protections for women online are woefully inadequate (The National)

Getting to know my mother, punk icon Poly Styrene (gal-dem)

Why are some people more outraged by milkshakes than racism? (gal-dem)

How female cricket coaches are blocked by the league of gentlemen (The Guardian)

Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr dies (BBC)

Theresa May saved her tears for herself. If only she’d shown this humanity before (Suzanne Moore, Guardian)

Opinion: International development has a race problem (Angela Bruce-Raeburn, devex)

Free social care for over-65s would save the NHS £4.5bn a year (Steven Preece, Welfare Weekly)

Women less likely to be resuscitated by bystanders and fade faster, even with use of defibrillator (Amina Zafar, CBC News)

From the article: “‘I think a policy solution lies in increasing awareness among citizens,’ said Dr. Hanno Tan, a cardiologist at Amsterdam University Medical Centre. ‘If a woman drops down, it’s not necessarily that she has fainted. It could also be sudden cardiac arrest. I think this is a very important message.'”

Women are happier without children or a spouse, says happiness expert (Sian Cain, The Guardian)

From the article: “You see a single woman of 40, who has never had children – ‘Bless, that’s a shame, isn’t it? Maybe one day you’ll meet the right guy and that’ll change.’ No, maybe she’ll meet the wrong guy and that’ll change. Maybe she’ll meet a guy who makes her less happy and healthy, and die sooner.”

An Unusual Time for Women at the Venice Biennale (Charlotte Jansen, Elephant Art)

Resounding defeats for Tommy Robinson and Ukip as UK overwhelmingly rejects far right in European elections (Lizzie Dearden, Independent)

One in five girls and young women bullied about periods (The Guardian)

How did the BBC get away with ripping off slay in your lane (Micha Frazer-Carroll, gal-dem)

Louisiana braces for the latest turn of the screw on abortion rights (Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian)

#MeToo daubed on kissing sailor statue day after serviceman’s death (the Guardian)

Why Are Men Obsessed With Barely Legal Girls? (Fancy Feast, Buzzfeed)

From the article:”I am now the age my first boyfriend was when I was 18. I am trying to imagine my now-30-year-old body being swiped into a freshman dorm with a white keycard, ushered past chipped wood doors with cheery foam nameplates, swinging one open to face a double room — a room with standard-issue particle board furniture, a cloth tapestry on one wall, a bong on the windowsill. I think about greeting a roommate who murmurs a wary hello and slinks out the door to the common area. I imagine taking off my shoes on mottled carpeting and sliding into one of two twin XL beds next to a teenager, rubbing his back and asking him quietly to stop reading for class so he can go down on me. The thought is poisonous.”

How to make Pride truly accessible (Bani Amor, CNN)

World Health Organization removes ‘gender identity disorder’ from list of mental illnesses (Sophie Lewis, CBS News)

How ingrained bias is harming female healthcare (Nichi Hodgson, Raconteur)

At 98 Years Old, Painter Luchita Hurtado Is Just Hitting Her Stride (Louis Wise, Vogue)
[Hurtado recently had her first solo art exhibition opened at London’s Serpentine Galleries.]

People-pleasing can be a result of trauma. It’s called ‘fawning’ — here’s how to recognize it (Let’s Queer Things Up!)

From the article: “When I recently wrote a Twitter thread about my people-pleasing tendencies, I didn’t at all expect for it to go viral. Yet that’s exactly what happened…”

I am leaving academic philosophy because of its transphobia problem (t philosopher, Medium)

‘Cowardly Government’ blamed for breakdown of Anderton Park protest peace talks (Birmingham Live)

Turkey puts novelists including Elif Shafak under investigation (The Guardian)

The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to Alexander Lyubavin on Flickr. It shows a potted plant illuminated by light, perhaps from a window. The light would seem to suggest it’s early morning or perhaps early evening. The plant’s shadow is case clearly on the wall behind it.