Weekly Feminist Reader

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From the Occupy Wall Street protest in Times Square yesterday. (Via @BigMigs) More photos from Occupy protests from around the world here and here and here. This video from Madrid is pretty amazing too.

Sarah Jaffe on the symbolic power of the infrastructure at Occupy Wall Street: “Inside that space the protesters built a model for the communities they’d like to see.”

Domestic terrorist organization Operation Rescue outs an anonymous abortion provider.

Check out this film from Population Action International about how climate change disproportionately affects women.

A Catholic school decides to give students credit for praying outside an abortion clinic and then quickly rethinks that terrible idea.

The new “Fight Back” app will allow women in New Delhi to send an SOS if they’re assaulted on the street.

Jessica Grose laments the fact that so many high-profile articles by women are about sex/marriage/babies. Matthew Yglesias adds that it’s a shame more men aren’t covering these issues since family life is actually really important to everyone.

A new study finds that teens are actually pretty responsible about safe sex.

Jennifer Scott offers some thoughts on SlutWalk from a wheelchair.

Kjerstin at Bitch reviews Inside This Place, Not of It, which offers thirteen narratives from people who’ve been incarcerated in women’s prisons in the U.S.

Jill objects to “the health editor of a major women’s site suggesting that all birth control except Plan B sucks, and so the women of New York should collectively have dudes come on our tits.” SECONDED.

You guys know that Heather Corinna has a new advice column at Ms. Magazine, right?

“If you really want to know what the future of insurance coverage for abortion looks like, you should be keeping an eye on the states.” And it is not pretty, folks.

A powerful piece by s.e. smith on blogging, threats, and silence.

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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