Weekly Feminist Reader

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Women laughing alone with salad becomes a Halloween costume and it’s perfect.

Homelessness among women veterans has increased every year for the last six years–from 150 reported cases in 2006 to 1,700 this year.

An interactive map of the world’s abortion laws from the Center for Reproductive Rights.

An interesting look at the unreliability of wartime rape statistics.

Occupy the Department of Education! Featuring an awesome 8-year-old student.

“Reproductive Justice is our best opportunity to join middle-class women with poor women so that we can win for all women.” -Loretta Ross

Plus Sady Doyle talks to Andrea Plaid and our own Eesha Pandit about reproductive justice.

On Hillary Clinton and the limits of power.

A new report on Native American women’s experiences with prostitution and trafficking in Minnesota.

The fascinating tale of how The Joy of Sex was illustrated.

An interview with Jaclyn Friedman on her new book “What You Really, Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety.” My copy just arrived–review coming soon!

Since 1979, the incomes of the richest 1% have increased about 280%. The rest of us? Not so much.

There is nothing I hate more than some manufactured controversy over sex education. A reality check from Dana Goldstein and Andrea Miller.

Thanks to a “perfect storm of anxious masculinity,” FaceLube is a real thing in the world.

“By dressing up as a fake Indian, you are asserting your power over us, and continuing to oppress us. That should worry you.”

More important thoughts on the Amber Cole story from Latoya Peterson and Bianca Laureano.

An interesting TEDx talk on creative efforts to get women access to safe misoprostol-induced abortions in places where it’s illegal.

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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