Weekly Feminist Reader

Carla Thomas performs at Wattstax, the 1972 music festival to commemmorate the 7th anniversary of the Watts riots in L.A. This week marked the 45th anniversary of the riots.

Did Jezebel’s criticism of the Daily Show actually have some  effect on its coverage of gender?

On growing up “culturally white.”

The documentary, Reel Injun, looks fascinating.

Journalism warning labels. I want a feminist set of these! Warning: This article misgenders people. Warning: Contains reductive gender stereotypes. Warning: Reporter quotes only men. And on and on…

“And we’re the only two Black girls at the party…”

The Obama administration clarifies the standard that domestic abuse survivors have to meet in order to be granted asylum, allowing a Mexican woman to remain in the U.S., away form her abusive spouse.

How the U.S. Senate was a roadblock to women’s suffrage.

Helpful visual breakdown of what gender is and isn’t.

I was on bloggingheads with Hanna Rosin, discussing the “end of men,” marriage equality, and other stuff.

One of my favorite midwest divas of all time, Leslie Hall, is performing at the Iowa State Fair this week. Time to fire up your glue guns and break out your gold tracksuit.

The hierarchy of food needs. Also, tomatoes!

Women doctors are still always assumed to benurses. Yeah, I know it’s 2010. Wow.

The great lengths that gay members of the military must go to in order to comply with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

People hate working for women. Aren’t you glad we live in a “post-feminist” society?

What have you been reading/writing this week?

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