Weekly Feminist Reader

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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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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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