Weekly Feminist Reader

Hey girl, Rachel Maddow blog

Yep, this is basically the wet dream of every feminist I know.

The state of reproductive rights since Roe v. Wade in 9 graphs.

A powerful piece by Melissa Chadburn on growing up in foster care, being accountable to your community, and the importance of taxes.

Santorum says Obama defunded abstinence-only programs not because they don’t work but because he wants “people to be in poverty.”

An important piece about male victims of rape. “We have a cultural blind spot about this.”

A call to retire the phrase “real women” for good.

A couple of good rebuttals at Postbourgie and Racialicious to this post at Very Smart Brothas responding to Zerlina’s post about victim-blaming at Ebony.

The Invisible Mother.

Sudan’s Islamic Council declared women’s soccer an immoral act.

“Six million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.—more than were in Stalin’s gulags.” A must-read piece on mass incarceration in the U.S.

A new study from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health finds that strong majorities of Latina/o voter support abortion rights.

Check out this interview by Aisha Tyler with Margaret Cho on Girl on Guy podcast.

An anti-rape ad campaign targeting men has helped cut the number of sexual assaults in Vancouver by 10% last year.

At The Hairpin, an interview with abortion provider Dr. Nancy Stanwood.

Science confirms what we probably all know: High heels are bad for you.

Five movies directed by women that deserved Oscar nominations this year.

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. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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