Weekly Feminist Reader

Kids spelling out SHARE at protest in Oakland
The Colorful Mamas of the 99 Percent and their kids give the banks a lesson in Sharing 101.

If fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad wins a spot in the 2012 Olympics, she would be the first American Olympic athlete to compete in hijab.

Check out the Mapping Stereotypes Project. [Via]

On creating safer spaces at Occupy Wall Street: “For movements or communities like ours how we keep each other safe is not just a side issue–it’s a fundamental issue.”

On harassment, male privilege, and jokes that women just don’t get.

A British perfume ad was banned for sexualizing Dakota Fanning.

A new report paints a bleak picture of family leave policy in the U.S. “Access to paid leave is limited, and it’s also sharply regressive.”

“That chick was harassing me. With her hotness.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates

Kevin Powell calls for men to “begin to rethink what manhood can be.”

Hoping to reverse population decline, Russia, which currently has the highest abortion rate in the world, is considering strict restrictions on the procedure.

Now you can genderswap the interwebs!

Net neutrality survives a challenge in the Senate. But the fight to ensure an open internet continues.

You really should get your hands on Jill Lepore’s New Yorker piece on the history of Planned Parenthood and the war on birth control.

While some Penn State students have been rioting for rape this week, others have been supporting the victims.

Eve Ensler is over it.

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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