Weekly Feminist Reader

Two things to remember about America on the 4th of July: “First, we fall short of our ideals with depressing frequency. Second, we don’t need to keep falling short of our ideals with depressing frequency.”
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? by Frederick Douglass, 1852
Taking a critical look at what, in art, gets defined as “americana.”
The feminism of Tammy Wynette.
An ad from Rape Crisis Scotland aims to counteract prejudice against rape victims.
Wonder Woman: Now with 100% more pants!
How the dominant narratives about female spies have barely changed in 60 years.
Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo subpeona Obama over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Rebecca Traister on the new single womanhood.
Why Arizona’s draconian new immigration law is bad for victims of violence.
On life as a feminist geek.
Christians apologized at Chicago Pride.
Is there such a thing as “radical homemaking“?
A new UN entity seeks to further women’s empowerment.
On positive depictions of disability.
The fact that newspapers wouldn’t call torture “torture was in the news all week. What about when they won’t call rape “rape”?
What have you been reading/writing this week?

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