Weekly Feminist Reader

Bingo card of the people you meet when you write about race
At Racialicious, Crommunist summarizes the people you meet when you write about race.

“What if you can’t afford a $5 Frappuccino and yet still have genitals?” Love you, Jon Stewart.

Women in a small town in Colombia are pulling a Lysistrata to pressure the government into paving their road.

Check out Cisgender News, a site devoted to “finding the cisgender angle in the latest news stories.” [Via]

So not surprised that Speaker Boehner belongs to a boys-only golf club.

“If you ARE going to insist on and commit to being a pretentious jerk and having a “Depression hobo” wedding…”

A new study suggests that teen boys who masturbate are more likely to use a condom. Also, far too many girls are still missing out…

My Body Gallery is a new site that aims to shows “what real women look like.”

Some interesting research into whether sex actually sell women’s sports.

Five New Orleans police officers were found guilty of 25 counts of civil rights violations for shooting into a crowd of civilians in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Roseanne Barr for President?

An Iranian woman who survived an acid attack has pardoned the man who attacked her.

Oh Kreayshawn. “There’s times when you’re like shit, it sucks being white, you know?”

Hugo Schwyzer on “sugar daddy” relationships.

“There is a long history of pathologizing resistance to oppression that plays a key role in the depictions of mental illness in pop culture.”

Depressing stat of the week: “Women have to have a PhD to make as much as men with a BA.”

What turns women on: Still complicated as it turns out.

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.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/thedelphiad/ Dom

    Sex work and porn in the time of kyriarchy: a sociological analysis from my personal perspective.

  • http://feministing.com/members/critter/ Critter

    It’s so troubling that men-only clubs are still allowed to exist. How is this legal????

    • http://feministing.com/members/wayaaninoquisi/ Waya

      I think it may be legal for the same reason all-women groups are legal: we are allowed to fraternize as we wish. Do I think it can sometimes be rude and misplaced? Absolutely. However, making people stop congregating along gender lines is a complicated, slippery slope. I would appreciate it if it fell out of fashion in political, learning and work-related situations, but I am grateful, for instance, that my religious group (one that views people of all sexualities/genders as absolute equals) makes room for groups of people to congregate together or apart depending on the ritual focus.

    • http://feministing.com/members/mutengene/ camer

      why should it be illegal?

  • http://feministing.com/members/namurray/ nicole

    I wrote this just now after browsing the Women’s Voices section of HuffPoCom and noticing the horoscopes are housed there.
    http://nicoleamurray.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/the-feminisation-of-astrology-according-to-huffpo/

  • http://feministing.com/members/frolicnaked/ Tori

    I had my first guest author at my blog:

    Enough (contains discussion of body image and disordered eating) — On learning how to apply the principle of “do no harm” to ourselves.

    The Problem with Pretty — I just wanted a pair of running shoes for running. Multiple sales associates assumed my priorities were elsewhere.

    Do you need any props? — On yoga and kindness.

  • http://feministing.com/members/kristenf/ Kristen