Weekly Feminist Reader


Join the Right 2 Wear campaign and support the rights of Muslim women to play sports, regardless of their clothing.

A GOOD infographic on women in the military.

Mara Hvistendahl responds to Ross Douthat’s column on her book about sex-selective abortion. More great rebuttals from Michelle Chen and Adam Serwer.

Breaking Boundaries: A gallery of stories and images of transgender Americans.

Our own Shark-Fu: “Slavery was slavery…and, to the world’s shame, slavery still is slavery.”

At the Awl, novelist Kate Christensen discusses male muses and inner dicks.

An app from ProPublica analyzes new government data to show the education “opportunity gap.”

Melissa McEwan on policing femininity: “What I want is the freedom to fuck up, and the right to be wrong.”

Real Women

On new voter ID laws: “Under the guise of protecting elections, the integral democratic right to vote is being transformed into a privilege and a prize.”

An exploration of Dan Savage’s theory of non-monogamy.

Jill defends the popular new “children’s” book Go the F*ck to Sleep from some humorless critics.

At Black Coffee Poet this week, a series of posts celebrating queer indigenous voices.

Some scary maps of abortion restrictions in the states at Mother Jones.

What have you been reading/writing this week?

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Maya Dusenbery is an 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. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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