Weekly Feminist Reader


Beyonce’s new video was obviously the most important thing that happened this week.

These Chilean girls have occupied their state school for five months to demand the government provide free university education for all. Plus meet Camila Valleja, the leader of Chile’s student uprising.

Do you need a sexist chart to explain why Ashton and Demi broke up?

A must-read at the Crunk Feminist Collective on SlutWalk, inclusivity, and that racist sign at SlutWalk NYC.

Facebook is fine with hate speech, as long as it’s directed at women.

“I am talking about changing the underlying values that govern our society.” Naomi Klein’s speech to Occupy Wall Street.

Research finds that college dating culture is still dictated by traditional gender norms.

High school senior Brianna Amat was crowned homecoming queen right before kicking the winning field goal for her varsity football team.

Check out the new guest series on sex work at Bitch.

French feminists are trying to do away with the word “mademoiselle.”

Justin Adkins, a trans man who was arrested at Occupy Wall Street, tells of the police mistreatment he experienced.

Are women paying the price for taking their husband’s last name?

Flavia looks at the multi-national corporations that make a profit off the dehumanizing anti-immigration industry.

Ms. Magazine has been posting their list of the top 100 feminist non-fiction books.

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. 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 previously been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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