Weekly Feminist Reader

mother's day card
Happy Mother’s Day! As we mentioned, we love these cards from Strong Families.

Rebecca Traister thinks the stereotype of the joyless feminist may finally be put the rest.

Great piece by Salamishah Tillet on Girls and segregated friendship.

Here’s your annual Mother’s Day reminder that, for all our talk of “family values,” the U.S. is really not the best place to be a mom.

The least surprising study ever finds that when young people don’t get factual information about contraception, they’re more likely to have unprotected sex.

For colored girls who considered Black feminism when riot girl wasn’t enough.

“This will be my first Mother’s Day without my son, Trayvon.”

Vogue has pledged to stop printing images of underage, unhealthy models. But Amanda Hess that won’t do much to fix the problem.

A powerful story about when feminists face domestic abuse.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is launching an “official inquiry” into the Girl Scouts
. Really? Nothing better to do?

Feministing alumnus Ann Friedman talks to The Rumpus about women in journalism and her talent for choosing the perfect GIF.

Islamist groups are holding up a gender equality bill in Indonesia.

Sady on how feminist blogs saved her life.

In light of the TIME cover getting so much attention, Jill Lepore looks at the history of photographs of women breastfeeding.

Garland and Jessica chat about the fight for women’s health in Texas.

Check out this comic about about gender disparities in the labor force.

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

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  1. Posted May 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    When life feels like a catwalk that you didn’t sign up for: Thanks for the discouragement, buddy.

    • Posted May 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

      That’s “when” life feels…

  2. Posted May 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m starting an asana series on the hips, for people who run, people who sit, people who have chronic pelvic pain, etc. Right now, it has two anatomy parts: Hip Yoga: Why? as a general overview on hip anatomy and hip flexor anatomy specifically — both with a focus on how they tend to affect common, everyday activities.

    Swimsuits & Boobs — “I was originally going to call this post, ‘Fuck, It’s Swimsuit Season Again’ to better express my sentiments, but I decided dropping the f-bomb as the very first word of the post was not the better part of valor this time around.”

    The Mask — On make-up, beauty standards, and masking chronic pain.

  3. Posted May 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Magazine spreads and TV advertisements: They’re just images, right? Wrong.

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