Weekly Feminist Reader

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Bill Nye the Science Guy on Fox News! Best thing ever?

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Some great advice on how to draw realistic boobs. [Via]

A very powerful and honest personal story of abortion, loss, and recovery.

Allie Sakowicz, a 17 year old birth doula who serves teen moms in Chicago, seems really awesome.

Find out how much the average American woman spends on a lifetime of basic health care.

Memo to the fashion industry: “Nude” is not a real color.

The Horn of Africa crisis by the numbers. Plus another stat to add: More than 80% of the ...

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Bill Nye the Science Guy on Fox News! Best thing ever?

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Some great advice on ...

The Feministing Five: Jana Leo

Jana Leo is an artist, architect, teacher and author of the book Rape New York. The book, which came out earlier this year, is a monologue about her experience of being raped in her New York apartment, reporting the crime, and processing the emotional trauma of what was done to her. The books is alternately inspiring and nauseating, as Leo describes the fear and frustration and myriad other feelings she experienced during and after the attack.

Leo, who is Spanish, is also the founder of two think tanks in Madrid that study urban spaces. For Leo, the connection between urban planning, gentrification and personal safety is an important one, since her rapist was able to attack her in part ...

Jana Leo is an artist, architect, teacher and author of the book Rape New York. The book, which came out earlier this year, is a monologue about her experience of being raped in her New ...

Hombre y hombre? It’s love

Via Colorlines, a beautiful video from Somos Familia, a project that works to promote acceptance of LGBTQ people in the Latino community.

It stuck a chord with me in particular, coming from a Cuban family, and knowing how important it is for those of us in the Latino community to speak to one another about our challenges and experiences as LGBTQ Latinos. The video gave me chills.

Via Colorlines, a beautiful video from Somos Familia, a project that works to promote acceptance of LGBTQ people in the Latino community.

It stuck a chord with me in particular, coming from a Cuban family, and ...

What we missed

A great step by step guide from Anna Clark about applying for a Fulbright Fellowship.

On September 6, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Prop. 8 case.

A newly released essay written by Rosa Parks details her experience with attempted rape by her employer in 1931.

A great step by step guide from Anna Clark about applying for a Fulbright Fellowship.

On September 6, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Prop. 8 case.

A newly released essay written by ...

Hombre y hombre? It’s love

Via Colorlines, a beautiful video from Somos Familia, a project that works to promote acceptance of LGBTQ people in the Latino community.

It stuck a chord with me in particular, coming from a Cuban family, and knowing how important it is for those of us in the Latino community to speak to one another about our challenges and experiences as LGBTQ Latinos. The video gave me chills.

Via Colorlines, a beautiful video from Somos Familia, a project that works to promote acceptance of LGBTQ people in the Latino community.

It stuck a chord with me in particular, coming from a Cuban family, and ...

FDA warns of counterfeit morning-after pill called “Evital”

The FDA announced yesterday that a drug called “Evital” which has not been approved for use in the US, may be an unsafe and ineffective drug marketed as a “morning-after” pill, or emergency contraception.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital. These products may be counterfeit versions of the “morning after pill” and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy.

Evital has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

This potentially ineffective and suspect counterfeit emergency birth control may also be in distribution in some Hispanic communities in the United States.

The package is pictured above. The FDA is ...

The FDA announced yesterday that a drug called “Evital” which has not been approved for use in the US, may be an unsafe and ineffective drug marketed as a “morning-after” pill, or emergency contraception.

The U.S. ...

Attitudes are the hardest thing to tailor

I used to love shopping. It was a big pastime for my family, and many of my best memories as a kid are centered on the shopping mall.

But even when I loved shopping for clothes, there was always that really terrible moment in the dressing room that would stick with me for months after the incident. That moment when, after trying on many cute-looking things on the rack, none of them looked good on my body. None.

If I couldn’t find clothes that looked good, that fit my body appropriately, I knew what the problem was immediately. It was me.

If only I lost a little weight, if only my belly shrunk some, THEN I would be a perfect size whatever and ...

I used to love shopping. It was a big pastime for my family, and many of my best memories as a kid are centered on the shopping mall.

But even when I loved shopping for clothes, there was ...

“Normal never got any of us anywhere”

Ivan Coyote has a great column at the Canadian paper Xtra, in response to a woman who emailed to tell her:

The author was a self-identified “proud lesbian,” and she had a bone to pick with me. She wanted to know why I wrote so much about being a butch and asked me if I had nothing better to do with my time and my writing than to separate myself from “normal lesbians.” She said that lesbians would never reach true equality as long as people like me were insisting on labelling ourselves and splitting up “her community.”

Ivan responded beautifully, about what it means to be “normal,” community and queerness.

Because the thing is, Eve, I don’t ...

Ivan Coyote has a great column at the Canadian paper Xtra, in response to a woman who emailed to tell her:

The author was a self-identified “proud lesbian,” and she had a bone to pick with me. ...

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