Weekly Feminist Reader

Hoodie or hijab. Racism is racism. I'm Iraqi and I want justice for Trayvon.

“Hoodie or hijab; Racism is racism. I’m Iraqi and I want justice for Trayvon.” [Via]

Sex is great–so why are romance novels considered trashy?

How many hours do you have to work at minimum wage to afford rent in your state?

On The Hunger Games, femininity, and the division between the self and the public self.

Have women coaches hit the “glass wall”
even as women athletes have continued to move forward?

Dozens of students at an all-boys school in Detroit were suspended after staging a walk-out to protest the lack of teachers. Yes, suspended for chanting, “We want education!”

Women Under Siege has launched a crowd-sourced mapping project to track sexual violence in the Syria conflict.

Did Rick Santorum seriously almost call the President the N-word?

Great piece on the awesome POOR Magazine and why “the poorest of the poor” need to be leading the anti-poverty movement.

A win for abortion rights in Argentina.

Awesome: An abortion clinic’s landlord gives anti-choice protestors a taste of their own medicine.

In her ongoing quest to be totally irrelevant, Naomi Wolf is calling for a boycott of Katy Perry.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn continues to be a real swell guy: Arrested on charges of “aggravated pimping,” he admitted to calling women at sex parties “equipment,” “luggage” and “gifts.”

Sometimes defeating an anti-choice bill is as simple as waiting a politician to say something stupid and then pouncing on the interwebs.

Kate McKinnon of Vag Magazine is the newest female castmember at SNL.

Our age of consent laws are pretty fucked up: “Should we really treat teenagers who have sex with other teenagers as criminals?”

Vote for your favorite influential leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes for the TIME 100.

What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week?

St. Paul, MN

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.

Read more about Maya

Join the Conversation