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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Female dissenters: New faces of global courage and resistance (Priyanka Preet, National Herald)

Revisiting the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast for Children Program (Jada Smith, Black Restaurant Week)

Britney Spears’ father loses bid to have sole control over her investments (Nick Reilly, NME)

What fashion school didn’t teach me: Learning to “see” fat beauty (Ruby, Fat sewing club)

Autistic behaviours that are generally discriminated against, despite being harmless and just how we are. A thread (Pete Wharmby, Twitter)

Fury at ‘do not resuscitate’ notices given to Covid patients with learning disabilities (James Tapper, Guardian)

The Biggest Takeaways From the ‘Free Britney’ Documentary (Claire Lampen, The Cut)

From the article: “‘Framing Britney Spears’ offers new insight into a career shaped by misogynistic media currents and relentless tabloid scrutiny — basically, how the situation materialized in the first place.”

On the continued arrogance of white liberal feminism (Samayya Afzal, TRT World)

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history twice by taking over the WTO (Patrick Smith, The Africa Report)

From the article: “Okonjo-Iweala sees trade as motor for growth, development and raising living standards, which she points out was in the original remit of the WTO.”

Framing Britney Spears Is Missing a Crucial Piece (Willa Paskin, Slate)

From the article: “Misogyny is one of the lenses through which to see Spears’ mistreatment, but there’s another one to use too: social class”.


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