Weekly round-up and open thread

I’ll hold it transient this time and let the hyperlinks do the speaking however, this week, you additionally get to take pleasure in a pleasant depiction of individuals avidly consuming web content material on their smartphones in my chosen picture: not fairly ‘women laughing alone with salad‘ degree, however the inventory picture vibes are sturdy on this one!

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‘We’ve been waiting for this’: Rachel Yankey on women’s football, diversity and her legacy (Um-E-Aymen Babar, gal-dem)
From the article: “I simply needed to play and somebody gave me one other alternative to play. It was incredible and I scored on my debut too so I’ve actually good reminiscences from that. That’s why once I take a look at this England group there are such a lot of younger gamers they usually simply need to play soccer and present how good they’re.”

England’s Lionesses are roared on by history: now it’s time for a new legacy (Carrie Dunn, Open Democracy)
From the article: “No matter England’s triumph, this match will not be and can’t be the top; it’s merely a stepping stone. Funding and media protection should proceed if the Lionesses are to win extra trophies, but in addition to encourage women and girls to maintain enjoying the world’s favorite sport for enjoyable and health, and to easily take pleasure in watching the attractive sport as a matter of proper, as their male friends have at all times achieved.

“And a proper tribute to the pioneers of the ladies’s sport is inevitable – these nonetheless with us, and those we have now already misplaced. They’re those who actually sought out house to play when the authorities banned them. They’re those who put up with the heckles, who gave up weeks of labor, who paid for the privilege of representing their nation. It’s they who stored the sport alive, who constructed the stage for Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses to step into the highlight and shine.”

Euro 2022: Five things that held women back in football (Sam Hancock, BBC Information)

All-white Lionesses ‘stop black girls from dreaming’ about playing for England (Writer not proven [01 Aug 2022], The Voice)
From the article: “Commentator and former skilled participant Eilidh Barbour remarked on the BBC the truth that the beginning lineup and substitutes had been white.

“She mentioned: ‘It was an historic eight purpose victory for England final night time because the Lionesses secured their place within the quarter finals. However all beginning 11 gamers and the 5 substitutes that got here on to the pitch had been all white. And that does level in the direction of a scarcity of range within the girls’s sport in England’.”

‘A high point for feminism’: Woman says a stranger bought her a pint because of Lionesses win at Euro 2022 (Laura Hampson, Unbiased)

Chloe Kelly’s topless Euro celebration hailed feminist moment of the decade (Sarah-Jayne Tobin, Evoke)
From the article: “Right here was a lady celebrating herself and her physique and what she will be able to do with out an oz of self-consciousness, self-doubt or sexual innuendo.

“She was caught up within the second of elation taking the extraordinarily well-deserved plaudits surrounded by her group mates who labored collectively all match lengthy believing in themselves and enjoying to their very own strengths relatively than adapting to swimsuit their opponents.”

When women’s football was bigger than the men’s game in England, and how it was banned by the FA (Cahal Milmo, iNews)

England win Euro 2022: how women’s football beat the sceptics to breathe new life into the game (John Williams, The Dialog)

Giving out flowers on TikTok: is this a ‘random act of kindness’ or just benevolent ageism? (Natasha Ginnivan and Kaarin Anstey, The Dialog) [Australia]
From the article: “These TikTok random acts of kindness can have the unlucky overtone of the dual prejudices of ageism and sexism. Older girls focused on this manner may be left feeling like their id is lowered to being simply an older woman in want of pity.”

Must be ‘fit and active’ or ‘digital native’: how ageist language keeps older workers out (Chris Farrell, Market Watch)

Anne Hathahate was rooted in misogyny – and a new generation aren’t standing for it (Meg Walters, Unbiased)
From the article: “It’s inconceivable to look at this motion […] with out bearing on the gender bias happening with the Hathahaters or twee-scorners. In spite of everything, it’s arduous to think about many male celebrities who had been topic to related ranges of derision for merely being themselves. It’s clear at this time that it wasn’t simply that we disliked earnest girls – we didn’t consider in it.”

Wartime sexual violence: How Swiss NGOs are helping Ukraine survivors heal (Liv Martin, Geneva Options)
[CN: rape, VAW]

Resisting the cost of living crisis in the UK could be the tipping point for socialist solidarity (Tatiana Garavito, gal-dem)
[CN: domestic violence]
From the article: “These worldwide energy shifts have one thing in frequent: they run on socialist manifestos which can be constructed and enriched by grassroots actions they usually champion a politics centred on justice. Curiously, these wins have been sparked by the price of residing crises exacerbated by neoliberal insurance policies and fossil gasoline dependency.

“I can’t assist however marvel if resisting Britain’s spiralling value of residing disaster can convey our personal socialist solidarity, and if we dare to really think about, a long-term socialist victory.”

Abortion deleted from UK Government-organised international human rights statement (Humanists UK)

Abortion rights: history offers a blueprint for how pro-choice campaigners might usefully respond (Agnes Arnold Foster, The BMJ)

Victory for sex workers as council votes to keep strip clubs open in Bristol (Aphra Evans, The Bristol Cable)

WE DID IT!!! After a two year slog of campaigning against people with far more institutional power and privilege than a group of sex workers, we beat the nil-cap with a vote of 9-1 (Bristol Intercourse Staff Collective, Twitter)
From the thread: “The dancers have been put by an unimaginable quantity of stress over the past two years, not solely having to defend their work rights however their humanity. They’ve needed to hear while they had been blamed for gendered violence. Their experiences dismissed as intercourse trade lobbying.”

Additionally see this open letter from Bristol Sex Workers’ Collective and our 17 January 2022 and 18 April 2022 round-up posts.

Queer Whore Collective: I Told My Parents That I’m A Sex Worker (Author: Whorezontal Perspective, Polyester)
From the article: “A turning level of realisation was once I watched my older cousin, who additionally waitressed and often by no means wore make-up to something, preparing for work. She instructed me she desires the hassle of placing on make-up to be price it a minimum of. Implying that she wouldn’t do it without cost, however is aware of that she is going to earn more money carrying it that night, so is keen to take a position the additional 20 minutes preparing. I don’t suppose she would ever think about herself a intercourse employee, or something associated to it. However, like many others, like me lengthy earlier than I began intercourse working, she positive leaves her shift with extra money for being unspokenly sexualised.”

This Person Went Mega-Viral for Listing Sex Work as Their Job on LinkedIn, And It Started a Massive Debate About “Valid Professions” (Alexa Lisitza, BuzzFeed)

Sex work, ‘normal work,’ and men — as told by Alyssa (Megan Cattel, wbur) [transcript in article]
Countless Thread podcast

Women’s March Organizers Slam Backpage.com Shutdown: ‘Sex Workers Rights Are Women’s Rights’ (Jon Levine, The Wrap) [US]

A Lesbian Utopia: 30 Years of A League of Their Own (Louisa Maycock, Ladies on Tops)

Trans women could be banned from women’s rugby in England under proposed policy change (Maggie Baska, PinkNews)

Where does the British public stand on transgender rights in 2022? (Matthew Smith, YouGov)
[CN: erosion in support for trans rights; also see quote in link below]

Here’s How Trans People Feel About YouGov’s Survey on Trans Rights (Gemma Stone, HuffPost)
From the article: “I […] spoke to jane fae, the chair of Trans Media Watch, a UK organisation advocating for accuracy and respect when reporting on trans lives. She’s filed a proper criticism accusing YouGov of together with ‘deceptive’ questions throughout the survey. For instance, the general public had been requested in the event that they thought ‘gender reassignment surgical procedure’ needs to be out there to underneath 16s. In actuality, transitional surgical procedures are solely out there to these 18 and above.

“Fae is anxious ‘the asking of questions on alarmist situations that no-one is advocating is clearly designed to form opinion on the broader problem relatively than contribute to significant debate’.”

I Screamed for About a Minute!’: Lesbian Couples Finally Have Equal Access to NHS IVF (Rachel Moss, HuffPost)

DHS Challenge Coins Say ‘Border Patrol Lives Matter’ (Joseph Cox, Vice) [US]
[CN: racism]
From the article: “A sequence of problem cash made to commemorate the Portland protests in 2020 for federal legislation enforcement comprise phrases akin to “Border Patrol Lives Matter” and a fist that resembles one usually used with the Black Lives Matter motion. One other coin contains the helmet of a Star Wars Stormtrooper surrounded by the emblems of varied businesses, together with a number of components of the Division of Homeland Safety, in response to images of the cash posted in personal Fb Teams after which shared with Motherboard.”

Warning racism in police has been ‘taken out of canteens and put on WhatsApp’ (Lizzie Dearden, Unbiased)

The Range discontinues ‘sexist bodyshaming’ weight loss items after backlash (Laura Hampson, Unbiased)

The Darkest Part of the Night at the Kiln review: Zodwa Nyoni’s play about autism is uneven but affecting (Nick Curtis, Night Commonplace)

To disclose, or not to disclose… a personal autism journey (Claire O’Connor)

Isn’t it time for further legislation to tackle social class inequality and classism? (Basit Mahmood, Left Foot Ahead)

Climate change: How to talk to a denier (Merlyn Thomas and Marco Silva, BBC Information)

Gal-dem and Vice Join Forces to Publish ‘Open Secrets’ Series (Musicians Union)

Big Joanie share new single ‘In My Arms’, detail second album and UK tour (Ellie Robinson, NME)

This week’s hyperlinks had been sourced and compiled by Holly, with due to Alessia for recommending Ladies on Tops and Polyester Zine. I can be checking them out on my travels from right here!


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