Weekly Feminist Reader

Map of UK riots by poverty
The Guardian maps the UK riots with poverty. (The reds represent poorer communities.)

98-year-old Keiko Fukuda becomes the 16th person ever to earn a 10th-degree black belt in Judo.

3.7 million people–3.7 MILLION PEOPLE–are in crisis in Somalia.

Kate Harding talks to Jess Weiner about Weiner’s controversial personal essay in Glamour called “Loving My Body Almost Killed Me.

Check out this video on Native representations in video games. (Via Racialicious.)

Frances Kissling reflects on the NYT Magazine article on selective reduction.

Reminder: “Femmephobia kills.”

In Pakistan, where 60% of the population lives on less than $2 a day, religious leaders say that being poor should not limit having children. “God will provide the resources and no one will starve.”

An infographic on maternal mortality worldwide.

At Tiger Beatdown, s.e. smith explores what exactly we mean when we talk about “strong female characters.”

I could not agree more about the great need for a “friendly period.” (Via Feministe.)

Nancy Wake, World War II hero and one of the most badass women ever, died at age 98.

You should submit an article to the sexuality and stigma series hosted by Gender Across Borders, Ipas and RH Reality Check.

What have you been reading/writing this week?

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  1. Posted August 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I ended up with more teacher posts than yoga posts, but:

    The Power of Choice — My beginning of year letter to my students.

    Thoughts on a Chakra: Muladhara — How the new school year has me feeling excited but ungrounded.

    I did get in one chair yoga post focusing on the calves. (Suitable for relief from walking several miles in dress shoes.)

    Finally, I guest blogged about sweat and size and am looking for guest bloggers.

  2. Posted August 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    This week I wrote about how we should talk about the mess that “The Help” is
    The Help, Race, and Privilege

  3. Posted August 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Washington Post covers SlutWalk DC

    and Hollaback DC! (and here).

  4. Posted August 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    I loved the Kate Harding article…she’s so great.

  5. Posted August 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Feminism and mental illness. Not what most people are likely to think.

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

  6. Posted August 15, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    The first review of my book is up online. It’s poetry and prose from a young multiracial feminist’s perspective:

  7. Posted August 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Hey Feministing, I’m asking everyone who comes to my birthday party to donate $5 or $10 for Somalia relief… where do you guys think is the best/most direct organization to donate this money? My mom suggested Doctors Without Borders, I just want to hear input from some more people.

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