Weekly Feminist Reader


Bill Nye the Science Guy on Fox News! Best thing ever?

Bitch Magazine needs 1,500 subscriptions ordered by next week to stay in print. If you don’t subscribe already, do it now!

Some great advice on how to draw realistic boobs. [Via]

A very powerful and honest personal story of abortion, loss, and recovery.

Allie Sakowicz, a 17 year old birth doula who serves teen moms in Chicago, seems really awesome.

Find out how much the average American woman spends on a lifetime of basic health care.

Memo to the fashion industry: “Nude” is not a real color.

The Horn of Africa crisis by the numbers. Plus another stat to add: More than 80% of the refugees fleeing Somalia are women and children.

One stay-at-home dad discusses how a male birth control pill could have given him more control over his life.

A cool tumblr of the fashion histories of U.S. women of color.

Where have all the administrative assistants gone? Why most of the weak job growth of the last couple years has gone to men, while women continue to face lay-offs.

On the comeback of the IUD with some great visuals of the funny-looking intrauterine devices of yore.

Havoc on the Hill: A funny photo essay of the debt ceiling debate.

What if being gay is a choice? A fascinating look at the politics behind the science of sexual orientation.

I refuse to drink pink beer.

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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