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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5 Comments

  1. Posted September 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    How to Talk About Sex… and Books… at School. [Contains an image of a condom, which may be NSFW.]

    As part of National Yoga Month, I’ve done a couple of postings on yoga and chronic pain. [Again, the second link there contains a diagram of pelvic floor muscles, which may not be so work safey.]

    In More Political Postings, I explain why I’m working to get the word out about some candidates who aren’t even in my legislative districts.

  2. Posted September 9, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    That incompetent judge in the 4th link from the bottom is disgusting on so many levels – her rape apologism, her blaming the victim instead of the perpetrator, and the manipulative, psychobabbling way she takes the language of empowerment and twists it around to make it seem like the victim somehow is the one shirking responsibility rather than the perp. (This is something I see far too much of, which is a big part of my loathing of new age/positivism/whatever they’re calling it this week.)

    Instead of the usual Arizona wisecrack, I’ll share with you a petition a friend sent me earlier today about this same situation, urging the judge to step down.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/arizona-supreme-court-judge-jacqueline-hatch-should-step-down-for-unjust-sex-abuse-case?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_modal&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=11186846

    • Posted September 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for linking to the petition. I signed and shared on Facebook.

  3. Posted September 10, 2012 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    This week I wrote a little about the DNC and gay rights:
    http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2012/09/the-dnc-gay-rights-and-trailblazer.html

    I also covered Lana Del Rey’s GQ photo shoot:
    http://www.nerdyfeminist.com/2012/09/lana-del-rey-in-gq-sexual-expression-or.html

  4. Posted September 10, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    A little one about body image and mental health whilst shopping.

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