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Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week.

Reflecting on the Republican primary season in the United States, Jessica Winter, writing at Time Ideas, asks, “Are Women People?”

…like most women, I was born with the chromosome abnormality known as “XX,” a deviation of the normative “XY” pattern. Symptoms of XX, which affects slightly more than half of the American population, include breasts, ovaries, a uterus, a menstrual cycle, and the potential to bear and nurse children. Now, many would argue even today that the lack of a Y chromosome should not affect my ability to make informed choices about what health care options and lunchtime cat videos are right for me. But others have posited, with increasing volume and intensity, that XX is a disability, even a roadblock on the evolutionary highway. This debate has reached critical mass, and leaves me uncertain of my legal and moral status. Am I a person?

Launched on International Women’s Day, the Nude photo revolutionary calendar. NB: if you click on the download link, you will get a PDF of the calendar straight away, which might be Not Safe For Work in some workplaces.

Take a look at some Manly food, at Sociological Images.

A terrible title, but a lovely message about surviving cancer and body positivity.

On rescuing women’s writing and class.

Ann Friedman on International Slutty Women’s Day.

Some phenomenal women. Shame they’re almost all white.

A disturbing article on MRAs. Trigger warnings up the wazoo.

Oh, and if you’re a Wellington-based lady, the Boner-Killers are convening. Come along!

And for this week’s pretty, you might enjoy some 1890s cards of exotic dancers, over at Sociological Images.

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