Weekly Feminist Reader

More than 40,000 women fill the stands at a women-only Turkish soccer match.

Some more on the murder of Troy Davis.

6 Obnoxious Assumptions Hollywood Makes About Women

A profile of “Mother Robin,” a midwife who runs free birth clinics serving poor women in Indonesia.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Julian Assange both continue to claim the rapes they’re accused of were consensual. But while Assange allows that he “may be a chauvinist pig,” DSK insists: “I respect women.”

In just days, online gamers cracked a puzzle in AIDS research that has stumped scientists for years.

“What did I opt for—my dignity or decent coverage?” On getting health insurance while fat.

10 historic female scientists you should know (besides Marie Curie)

According to a new report, 41% of black trans people in the U.S. have been homeless.

One woman’s terrible tale of accidentally visiting a crisis pregnancy center.

The New York Times talks to Niobe Way about her research on boys’ friendships. Read my review of her book Deep Secrets here.

If you’re in NYC, check out these three plays by black women playwrights debuting on Broadway.

When can I vote for Elizabeth Warren for President?

What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning 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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