Weekly round-up and open thread

It’s time for another (slightly late) weekly round-up where The F-Word editors share, what they see as, the most interesting and thought-provoking articles from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in the articles we’ve picked.

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A trans woman was kicked out of Dorothy Perkins’ women’s changing rooms – and it only got worse from there (Vic Parsons, PinkNews)

The Journey of a Single, Unwed Mother (Beyond The Hijab – Stories of Muslim Women in Singapore)

Boris Johnson Has Chosen Not To Carry Forward The Domestic Abuse Bill Or Divorce Law Reform (Georgia Aspinall, Grazia)

Brexit: Scottish judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful (BBC News)

Black women’s hair scent is still being policed, Lakeisha Goedluck (Lakeisha Goedluck, gal-dem)

Caroline Calloway and the complicated ethics of publishing personal essays online (Micha Frazer-Carroll, gal-dem)

The homeless death of Aimee Teese: ‘I didn’t think it would come to this at 30’ (Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle, The Guardian)

Labour candidate says she was spiked and raped in ‘politically motivated attack’ (Chris Kitching, The Mirror)

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