It’s time for another weekly round-up with The F-Word’s picks of the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days

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Furlough refused to 71% of UK working mothers while schools shut – survey (Alexandra Topping, The Guardian)

From the article: More than 70% of working mothers who asked to be furloughed for childcare reasons since schools shut have been refused, according to a survey that experts said highlighted a rapid reversal in gender equality that will take decades to repair.

How fat phobia is leading to poor care in the pandemic (Virginia Sole-Smith, Elemental)

Food is and always will be political (Camilla Makhmudi, gal-dem)

Jobless, Selling Nudes and Still Struggling (New York Times, Gillian Friedman)

None of the officers involved in shooting Jacob Blake will face charges (Claire Lampen, The Cut)

Trump administration condemned over Lisa Montgomery execution (Luke Harding, Guardian)

‘Our souls are dead’: how I survived a Chinese ‘re-education’ camp for Uighurs (Gulbahar Haitiwaji, The Guardian)

Why there was nothing ‘third world’ about the Capitol Hill rioting (Pallavi Pundir, VICE)

Religious Right linked law firm receives £314k from “gender critical” causes (TransSafety.Network)

Jack Monroe on food poverty and fury: ‘I just wake up, look at the news, and get angry’ (Zoe Williams, Guardian)

Uganda’s Chief Provocateur (Carey Baraka, foreignpolicy.com)

From the article: “Nyanzi first came to prominence in 2016, when she stripped in a feminist protest at Makerere University, where she worked as a research fellow, against her boss’s attempt to block her from her office because Nyanzi refused to teach a class. Since then, Nyanzi’s form of protest—radical rudeness, which is especially stark in former British colonies such as Uganda that adopted Victorian ideas of public behavior—has cast her further into the public eye. Her tactics, including nude protest and the use of insulting language, have earned her the censure of Museveni and landed her in prison.”

Bridgerton offers us a myth of a post-racial Britain that doesn’t exist (Michele Theil, gal-dem)

A brief overview of Lana Del Rey’s disastrous album rollout (Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz, The Cut)

White women’s role in white supremacy, explained (Anna North, Vox)


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