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Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello, F Word readers, and Happy 2015! Welcome to the first weekly round-up and open thread of the year. Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "oy vey" and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please share this post, and comment below! ...

Weekly round-up and open thread

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up and open thread! Below are some recent news stories that caught the attention of The F Word Collective this week (linking does not necessarily imply endorsement or agreement by members of the collective or the author of this post). Please note that these links range from "ooh yay!" to "very interesting" to *headdesk to very sad or rage-enducing, and some articles may be triggering. Want to discuss these topics or add your own? Please comment below! ...

Me and the rabbit

I can never get you clean enough In slippered morning manic Indulging the precarious We straddle porcelain Me and the rabbit Straining necks to check Meringue stiff stucco Egg white whiskered This is not the view we wished for A rusty plug holed whore My Hitchcock retrospective Dizzy with psychobabble Down there all is wet and slick Loose gloop staining all For a second balance falters Imagine the catastrophe Alone and foetally deprived Split skull - bleeding into tap Flushed away with the coffee dregs Metallic stopper Silenced. ...

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Published 26 years later, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal reveals the painful truth behind the fabrications Jeanette Winterson used as protection in her highly acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Laura Brightwell considers the importance of Winterson's revelations, particularly as a building-block to mental health ...