Weekly Feminist Reader

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Yes, I know we’ve already gushed about Texts from Hilary, but come on–this one is too good not to post.

I was lucky enough to see our own Jos speak at Girl Talk with a bunch of other incredible women like Emily Manuel, Elena Rose, and many more. Check out some video from the night. Here’s Jos looking pretty (and badass) in pink!

British television seems to be warming to dramas featuring women juggling families, friends, and careers.

The wonderful Roxane Gay on gender and the literary establishment. “When did men become the measure? When did we collectively decide writing was more worthy if men embraced it?”

A New American Media analysis shows that anti-choice laws and anti-immigrant laws often go hand-in-hand.

Remember that awful Belvedere ad? Looks like the actress in the image didn’t like it either.

Apparently it isn’t just emergency contraception that the FDA and the Obama administration have clashed over.

The NYT Magazine profiles Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo–and unfortunately chooses to highlight her looks.

From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, how black women turn grief into action.

A new TRAP law in Mississippi could force the state’s only clinic to close.

This new documentary about Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, looks fascinating.

If you’re already putting together your summer reading list, the Huffington Post and The Frisky have recommendations on books every woman should read.

For the most part, Title IX is the shit–except that it’s basically eliminated coaching jobs for women.

Apply for a Ms. Foundation fellowship by April 30!

The Catholic bishops might pull funding from an immigration rights organization in Colorado because they’re part of a coalition that opposes anti-LGBT discrimination.

Love this quote: “When a tool of oppression can be turned in to an assertion of power, it is a beautiful thing. Nudity when celebrated harms no one, and when made shameful and barbaric harms everyone.”

Jill takes down Tucker Max. I know he’s an easy target, but it’s still glorious.

Solid advice: “Have babies, or don’t have babies, or don’t have babies now, and have one later.”

Interesting piece by Ann Powers on the Nicki Minaj/Madonna collaboration, Katniss Everdeen, and “a pop-cultural moment full of women splitting themselves down the middle.”

Two decades later, women who were raped and tortured in during the Bosnian war are still waiting for justice.

“This country must stop criminalising women’s bodies and blaming women’s clothing for inviting sexual assault.” That’s in response to recent comments by a religious leader in Indonesia–but could just as easily be said about the US.

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.

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