Weekly Feminist Reader

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“If this doesn’t describe out of touch with Americans I don’t know what does.” —Chris Piascik

Mallika Dutt on the war on immigrant women.

Bei Bei Shuai has spent a year in jail in Indiana for the “crime” of attempting suicide while pregnant. Join the campaign to get the charges dropped.

Th Guardian interviews badass actress and activist Rosario Dawson.

Moroccan women have been protesting to demand a repeal of a law that allows a rapist to marry his victim if she is a minor as a way of avoiding prosecution.

Check out the “I Am Trans” video project.

A physician calls for “a little old-fashioned civil disobedience” when it comes to mandatory ultrasound laws.

Renee on Trayvon Martin and the fear in a black mother’s heart.

I really hope some enterprising state legislators actually introduce some of these bills regulating men’s health.

In NYC? Register for the WAM! NYC conference next Saturday. Catch Samhita on a panel on Financial Literacy & Making It As A Freelancer at 11:00am.

“To what extent are we willing to appeal to a white supremacist police force as if it were capable of delivering justice for Trayvon? And also, why is this just about justice for Trayvon?”

The jobs with the biggest pay gap are in the financial sector: insurance agents, managers, clerks, securities sales agents, personal advisers and other specialists.

The Supreme Court struggles to wrap their heads around the legal ramifications of posthumous conception.

A Minnesota high school is forbidding a student from bringing a porn star as his date to his senior prom. As his mom says, “I don’t understand what her profession has to do with anything.”

The Atlantic discusses poetry with Alice Walker: “I’d say act from the heart and the poetry comes like any other gift, invited on a joy ride.”

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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