Monday feminist roundup (1st July 2013)
There’s not so much this week. I’ve been posting most things individually.
- On the Newstatesman: Why is sterilisation still being forced on transgender people? I saw this doing some rounds last week but didn’t get a chance to read it. Dear Lord (the article, not my absence of chance).
- Interesting telling of street harassment here from the other side of the wall – Egyptian Man Dresses Like a Woman, Gets Harassed Like a Woman (bust).
- A first-hand account of the stigma associated with sex work (lauraslifeandthoughts).
- Why I won’t publish your comments about false rape accusations (cogentcomment) (inc. a very good critique of statistics on the “prevalence” of false accusations).
- On everydayvictimblaming: Clare’s Law – will it really help women fleeing violence?
- From secular.ie: Jimmy Carter blames religion for human rights abuses. (Addition: I agree with him. And on that note, Alternet collates some 20 really horrible quotes about women from religious leaders through the ages.)
- And, finally, another on sex work (FWSAblog): Sex work is work.