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 an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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