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?

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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 previously 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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