Weekly Feminist Reader

Obama and his familyObviously the best moment of the whole convention.

Erin DiMeglio is the first girl to play quarterback in a Florida high school football game.

Jaclyn Friedman has a new podcast about Fucking While Feminist.

Andrea Grimes tries to find a pap smear in Texas.

Why we’re all so upset about Amy Poehler and Will Arnett seperating.

bell hooks was “deeply disturbed and militantly outraged” after seeing Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Jennifer Baumgardner on the legacy of radical feminist writer Shulamith Firestone.

Four trans women in Malaysia are challenging the Islamic law that forbids them from living as women.

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s open letter to an anti-gay Maryland legislator is so, so awesome.

Sociologist Katrina Kimport has done some interesting research into what makes some abortions more difficult emotionally difficult than others.

Zadie Smith profiles Jay-Z.

Oh great, Victoria Secret launched a “Sexy Little Geisha” lingerie collection.

A woman who was sexually assaulted by a cop in a bar was scolded by the judge in the case: “If you wouldn’t have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you…When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”

This is believed to be the second photograph of Emily Dickinson.

Two women’s tales of getting illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade.

New fav Tumblr: #myfriendsaremarried

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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