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 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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