Weekly Feminist Reader

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Maureen Dowd on the Vatican: “If Roman Polanski were a priest, he’d still be working here.” (And, speaking of MoDo, here’s a critique of her SATC2-style jaunt to Saudi Arabia.)
Tell the Obama administration to undo the abortion coverage ban.
Today is the second anniversary of Angie Zapata’s death.
The U.S. has made zero effort to prosecute government employees who engage in sex trafficking.
5 organizations committed to advancing women in tech.
Women be flirtin’, yeah?
Questioning the term “prima donna.”
Fast Fashion — much like Fast Food — is cheap, addictive, and built on an unsustainable, low-wage system.”
Improving life for mothers in Texas prisons.
An introduction to performance artist Laurie Anderson.
Sometimes I hate the internet.
Women in academia are less satisfied than their male counterparts.
10 things feminism could do better.
Do we really need a lady version of the TED conference?
When women poets express anger.
“The new abortion providers,” the same old dilemmas.
The gender and race problem at Paramount Pictures.
On Elena Kagan and gender.
What have you been reading/writing this week?

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  1. Renee
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    True Blood:Crimes: Looking at the increasing violence in the series.
    Whoopi Goldberg comes to the defense of Mel Gibson’s and then of course after being called out she had to defend herself.
    Ovulation:The ultimate insult?: A trans man is told he doesn’t belong because he might be ovulating.
    The Wasteland Of Women Edition Of Madness: How insanity manifest in some women after a bad marriage in India.
    Finally, Sunday Shame: The Worst Betrayal of Womankind Evah!: Yes, stealing a woman’s chocolate during her period counts as betrayal.

  2. Gender Across Borders
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    This week at Gender Across Borders:
    A report on maternal mortality and abortion in Kenya.
    Revisiting the documentary Maria’s Story.
    A review of Backward Glances: Contemporary Chinese Cultures and the Female Homoerotic Imaginary.
    Investigating the recent honor killings in India.
    An open letter to WordPress.com and Google Ads about their ads for mail-order brides.
    We concluded our global feminism series, and don’t forget to join us TOMORROW at 8:00pm CST for our global feminism live chat!

  3. Posted July 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    This week in Evil Slutopia:
    ~We put together a Totally Gay Company Boycott List for the AFA and Other Homophobes
    As always, we read Cosmo so you don’t have to: Cosmo Quickies: July 2010
    ~We did a roundup of good and bad New York news: New York Minute
    ~We took a look at the way that different TV shows have handled abortion storylines: Abortion on Television
    ~New York magazine sums up True Blood’s Lafayette as a Cross-Dressing Drug-Dealing Prostitute
    ~Did you know that the Rice Krispies elves are gay? Gallagher Drops Gay Elf Bombshell

  4. kaje
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Making fun of K-Lo. And the Mama Grizzlies
    The obligatory Hollywood is racist and sexist post, utilizing not only Last Airbender but also Presators:

  5. Brittany-Ann
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    At Bookish Beemer:
    Are Drugs Worth It? I talk about taking medication, more specifically, its side effects, labeled and otherwise, and the things people have to weigh to decide: is it worth it?
    Perspectives on Danger. Why minorities perceive potential dangers more readily than majorities.
    An Abuse of Power. A post from a few weeks ago on police brutality, why it happens, and why we tolerate it on a societal level. I’m re-posting this because of the gravity of the problem–one we cannot afford to forget about until the next case surfaces.

  6. MandyV
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    As we know, Polanski and Gibson are just the tip of the iceberg. To The Man Who Didn’t Mean It

  8. TeenMommy
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    In Where I’ve Been (Inside My Head, I write about how my struggle with bipolar is making it hard for me to blog or do much of anything lately.

  9. search it in google
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    I’d suggest Cougar dating phenomena, a work on successful women who know how to get what they want.

  10. paper tiger
    Posted July 20, 2010 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I wrote a piece about the hope the Congalese women have about the intense sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    And a piece about Zeynab, a Kurdish Iranian woman sentanced to death for promoting Kurdish rights.

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