Weekly Feminist Reader

Dear Sugar poster

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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  1. Posted July 17, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I wrote a piece objecting to the way that media stories (and people) assume that “obese” is the same as “unhealthy”. (TW for fat shaming)

    Also, Thoughts on a Word: Strength, looking at how my perception of the word affects how I use my body in practice.

  2. Posted July 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Reflecting on my tubal ligation at age 24: sometimes, you just know you don’t want kids. And sometimes, the sad part is why.

  3. Posted July 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    That’s a cool poster, especially the quote about art. And after reading her latest column, about the same sort of “self help/positive thinking” type books I also feel critical about, “Dear Sugar” looks like something I’ll be adding to my regular internet reading!

  4. Posted July 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Wow….missed out a lot in the last few days. I’m marveling at Danielle B for covering the Westboro Baptist Church and am still hoping that crazy coven won’t come to Bakersfield. Crazy enough with that guy wanting to secede Southern Cali. I thought they were already: homophobic, anti-American, anti-people, anti-life, have a total lack of decency, inconsiderate, cruel, unsympathetic, blasphemous, secretive, bigoted etc. Now they’re especially also misogynistic.

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