Weekly Feminist Reader

Proscovia Oromait
Nineteen year old Proscovia Oromait is Uganda’s newest lawmaker.

Apparently men are “going Galt” because feminism won, or something.

The backlash against Mindy Kaling’s new series “only shows why it is so important to have more more voices like hers on television.”

Spectra Speaks on the Nina Simone biopic and racism in Hollywood.

“The working poor haven’t abdicated responsibility for their lives. They’re drowning in it.”

A fascinating history of women in the CIA.

Rush Limbaugh blames “the feminazis” and “the chickification” for his average shrinking penis size.

Fun fact: To match the Walton family fortune, you’d need to work at Walmart for 7 million years.

Jessica summarized this nicely, “Smug virgin at Fox says most women are “floozies.” Floozies collectively shrug shoulders, go back to awesome banging.”

That study that found a correlation between sexting and having sex among teens? Not particularly surprising.

The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the response of some liberals is still seriously bumming me out.

Who knew the history of nylon stockings could be so interesting?

We know Naomi Wolf is a pseudo-feminist and now we know she’s apparently a pseudo-scientist as well.

Terry Castle reviews a new book about three “now almost forgotten lesbian women” in the early twentieth century.

Poverty rates are 30 percent higher for women than men in the US.

On American Public Media, a segment about the about women at Newsweek who sued for gender discrimination in the 1970s.

Our own Jessica talks to the Hairpin about her new book.

So apparently Jesus had a wife–and scholars are freaking out.

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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