Weekly Feminist Reader Open Thread

Maya’s taking a well deserved vacation, so we’re turning to you to crowd source your favorite feminist blogging from the past 7 days. What have been reading/writing this week?

Meanwhile, I hope you’re getting those entries ready for our contributor contest, So You Think You Can Blog!

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  1. Posted August 19, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Closetpuritan guest authored at my blog — Hating Gym: Guest Blogging Edition — “Gym class for me neither encouraged me to be active during the class itself, nor outside of class. I am fairly active as an adult in spite of, not because of, my gym class experience.”

    Can’t Have Everything — On realizing that some of the online spaces I frequent, in an attempt to be more open, have stopped being safe spaces for me.

    Things That Are Awesome About Southern Arizona — Because I get tired of hearing only negative things about Arizona.

  2. Posted August 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been reading the blood of mystery and thinking grim, cold thoughts. Still, it’s nice that we have a system of succession that involves peaceful transfer of power from own administration to another rather than military coups.

  3. Posted August 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    In addition to my usual blogging this week, I started a new project on Tumblr called: Sexism! As Seen on Facebook (www.facebooksexism.tumblr.com). If you want to learn more about it, you can here: http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2012/08/announcing-sexism-as-seen-on-facebook.html

    Please follow it on Tumblr, submit, and share! I also wrote about:

    The wrong idea of equality…

    Breaking Bad, power, and abuse…

    and how we teach kids fatphobia…

  4. Posted August 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    *Trigger Warning* When asked if he would support abortion in the case of rape, anti-choice Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin says women who are “legitimately raped” rarely get pregnant.

    What’s more shocking – conservative women who

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