Weekly Feminist Reader

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Are you guys reading the “Dear Sugar” advice column at the Rumpus? You should be. Some of my favs.

Katha Pollitt says: “No, Erica Jong, sex is not passé.”

A GOOD infographic on the state of HIV/AIDs after 30 years. Plus two new studies offer a major breakthrough.

Get these dudes some jerseys.

Nona Willis Aronowitz explains why she wishes she’d never gotten married.

On the push for domestic workers’ rights in India: “What we really need is an acknowledgment that the work we do in a household is important.”

Three girls sweep the top awards at the Google Science Fair.

Danielle B of the Fbomb interviews a member of the Westboro Baptist Church.

“For every dollar a white household earns, the average black household earns only two cents.” Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the racial wealth gap.

s.e. smith on Harry Potter and the inaccessibility of 3-D films.

How will women fare in new South Sudan?

Julian Assange has been in court this week contesting an extradition order. Angus Johnston has the scoop.

There are only 9 feminist bookstores left in the U.S.

An interview with Noor Jahan Akbar, the young woman who organized the anti-street harassment march in Afghanistan this week.

Do the Emmy’s only reward Latina stereotypes?

Reminder: The championship World Cup match between Japan and the U.S. is today at 2:45 EST. Get excited by watching this video on repeat.

What have you been reading/writing this week?

St. Paul, MN

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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