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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4 Comments

  1. Posted November 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Unwisely: Part 6 and Part 7 — The next installments of a story that talks about my adolescent experience with relationship abuse.

    That Thing I Do with My Hips — A personal yoga practice for relieving pelvic pain due to endometriosis.

    Fat & Food [TW disordered eating] — Clarifying the relationship between body size and disordered eating patterns.

  2. Posted November 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been reading Project Social Art’s awesome fem-power blog entry on sexual street harassment: http://projectsocialart.com/blog/2011/11/10/sex-in-stock-on-the-street-%E2%80%93-the-value-of-women%E2%80%99s-bodies-in-everyday-life/

  3. Posted November 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Victories give the international convention CEDAW hope in improving women’s lives.

    The invisible woman (consumer). Why are we still absent from the marketing landscape?

    A post in which I reinvent one of the latest Ashley Madison ads in order to ensure truth in advertising.

  4. Posted November 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    In response to the post on jokes that women just don’t get,

    I like the point about how spaces on the web are often created primarily by men for men. How do we start making more female-friendly spaces on the web? I’d be all for World of Warcraft, Women only edition.

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