Weekly Feminist Reader

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Thanks, Ann
. If you’ve somehow been living under a rock the last week, obviously read Anne-Marie Slaughter’s much-discussed Atlantic piece. The Feministing crew will have more to say later.

Women were mentioned in less than 0.01 percent of the document that came out of last week’s Rio+20 summit–and that’s a huge problem. “You can’t have sustainable development without women.”

If you liked my convo about BDSM with Natalie Zina Walschots, you’ll probably love the new guest series “Thinking Kink” at Bitch.

Michelle Dean on Jonah Lehrer and male arrogance.

Classy: Conservative dudes rank the “hottest” conservative women in new media.

Grace Lawrence, a transgender woman from Liberia was keep in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for nearly three years. She was kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day for most of that time.

Scout and Liz respond the internet haters after the video of their proposal at the White House blew up last week.

Eight trans health rights at stake
as the Affordable Care Act goes on trial.

Why toilets are a feminist issue.

Thanks Forbes for including us in this list of top 100 sites for women!

For a second, it looks like North Carolina was going to do the right thing and compensate the victims of its eugenics program. Not anymore.

Yesterday, Title IX turned 40. Via ScATX, here’s a touching Nike commercial.

Sandra Fluke on Rush Limbaugh’s comments about her: “It does seem to make a case for comprehensive sex education, doesn’t it?”

Jill defends Elizabeth Wurtzel’s controversial polemic on 1% housewives.

Take Bitch magazine’s audience survey and win a prize.

An open letter from Alyssa Rosenberg to the guys who say they want to see Lara Croft get raped.

A report from Human Rights Watch on sexual assault by Syrian security forces.

Yeah, the “Science: It’s a Girl Thing” video seems like a big miss.

New research suggests drinking while pregnant might not be as bad as we thought.

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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