Before I became a contributor, I was an avid Feministing reader. And one of my very favorite features was the Weekly Feminist Reader–which appeared every Sunday to alleviate the weekend news lull. I’m told that some people savor reading the Times on Sunday mornings, sitting at a sunny kitchen table with coffee in hand. But for me, it was all about the Weekly Feminist Reader on Sunday afternoons, hunched over my computer with leftover pizza. Sadly, last year the Reader’s former curator, Ann, got busy and then super busy and the Reader kinda fell by the wayside.
Until now, that is! I am very pleased to announce that I am officially resurrecting the Weekly Feminist Reader.
So without further ado…
A depressing infographic on the maternal health care crisis in the U.S.
The Life Zone is a movie about women kidnapped from an abortion clinic and forced to give birth against their will. Supposedly, it offers a “powerful, anti-abortion climactic twist” which is surprising since, to me, it just sounds like the single most terrifying horror movie of all time. (h/t The Frisky)
Our own Jessica Valenti on Slutwalks and the future of feminism at the Washington Post.
Samhita talks transnational feminism in an interview with Brown Girl Magazine.
Loving Robyn so hard these days.
“What can you say about a “conceived in rape” tour?” Nothing. There are no words.
A Community post about the conservative scrutiny and harassment of the “Weiner girls”: “What this whole situation has done is illuminated how little the right wingers think of young women. We couldn’t possibly be legitimately interested in politics, we must be sluttly little temptresses.”
Eva Rivera asks: “What if the star of “Pretty Woman” was a woman of color?”
Rep. Barney Frank calls out sexism: “There is no question that the effort to demonize Elizabeth Warren is in part because a woman shouldn’t be telling bankers what to do.”
Male birth control: Could it finally happen?
Dana Goldstein says Jill Abramson, the new NYT executive editor, is an unabashedly feminist journalist. Yay!
What have you been reading/writing this week? Leave your links in the comments.