Weekly Feminist Reader

cartoon showing couple asking the GOP about their plan to get American back to work and GOP responding that they are against gay marriage and abortion
No but seriously–what the fuck is your plan to get America back to work? [Via Political Wire]

Oh, Phyllis Schlafly. Here she is making the case for shotgun weddings.

Ann says Huma should run for her husband Anthony Weiner’s seat. Agreed times one million.

8 Ways Men and Boys Are Helping to End Gender-Based Violence

Members of Iraq’s leading feminist organization were assaulted during a pro-democracy rally in Tahrir Square.

Quote of the week: Republican Sen. Roy McDonald is now supporting marriage equality in New York:

“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing. I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”

Find out how many households look like yours with this super fun interactive infographic!

Julie Klausner laments the trend of grown women adopting girlish personas. Tami wonders: Who is the black Zoey Deschanel?

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Lenard tells of being sexual assaulted by a coach.

North Carolina is confronting the ugly history of its old eugenics law.

Is there a War on Women? Apparently that’s not a question the White House is comfortable answering.

The International Criminal Court has accused Libyan dictator Gaddafi of ordering the mass rape of hundreds of women. Hillary Clinton calls for an investigation. Gender Across Borders considers how effective international law is in combating rape as as a weapon of war.

Worst. Political. Ad. Ever.

“Far from seeming “manly,” aggressive sexuality was associated with women.”

Reminder: 1 in 15 black men over age 18 are incarcerated in the U.S. Plus some other terrible stats in this infographic on mass incarceration.

Some videos of women driving.

What have you been reading/writing this week?

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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