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 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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