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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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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