Weekly Feminist Reader

How about that totally unchanging definition of marriage, eh? (Click here for larger image. Via the Angry Black Woman)

Jaclyn Friedman has a new column of unsolicited sex tips at GOOD. First up: some advice for Bristol Palin.

Broadening the conversation about domestic violence at Racialicious.

Flavia breaks down some stats from the first UN Women report released this week.

How cool was the last NASA space shuttle launch?

Lots of good posts on sexism in the atheist/skeptical community sparked by Richard Dawkins’ response to Rebecca Watson’s mild suggestion that men shouldn’t make unsolicited sexual advances to women in elevators.

Ever wonder what a year’s worth of makeup looks like? (Eww!)

Some notes for reporters covering rape cases in response to this article on the Jamie Leigh Jones case.

Four Muslim women in the U.S. discuss radicalization.

History is made: Red blood shown in an American menstrual pad commercial.

Thousands of Californian inmates have joined in solidarity to support the Pelican Bay prison hunger strike.

What country would win the gender equality World Cup? (Spoiler alert: not the U.S.)

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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