Weekly Feminist Reader

Doesn't Paul Ryan remind you of every frat boy you regret sleeping with?

Today is the 36th birthday of the Hyde Amendment. As Jessica Arons writes, “It is always easiest to go after the rights of the most vulnerable first.”

Whoopi Goldberg goes off after Ann Coulter tries to tell her about black people.

Hannah Tennant-Moore places How Should A Person Be? within a “recent spate of memoirs and autobiographical novels that treat female desire for sexual submission as a kind of titillating depravity.”

Jill Filipovic makes the moral case for sex before marriage.

“I am a job creator and I am entitled.”

Sady has a powerful essay on being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Stephanie Coontz thoroughly debunks the myth of male decline and discusses the “masculine mystique.”

A new study found that both male and female science professors rated female students lower than men with identical resumes.

Linda Holmes takes Jeffrey Eugenides to task for his dismissive comments about gender bias in literary culture.

Dolce & Gabbana unveiled some super racist “Blackamoor” earrings.

Rep. Todd Akin says his opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, was more “ladylike” during the 2006 campaign.

On average, female editors-in-chief make $15,000 less than men.

Ann on Lady Gaga, Girls, and body acceptance in the age of the selfie.

French is proposing to ban the words “mother” and “father” from all official documents.

What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week?

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  1. Posted September 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    For folks who’ve been participating in Everyday Yoga, there’s a new call for submissions for down dog. (The cobra photo post will be going live tomorrow.)

    I found an infographic called If My Vagina Could Talk, only it was somewhat lacking in its possible causes of painful intercourse.

    Finally, on how yoga changed my relationship with food.

  2. Posted September 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    This week I’ve written a quick post on my idea of what makes something a classic, and a longer piece about academic study of your own trauma sites, which I’d be really interested to hear your thoughts on.

  3. Posted September 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    This week I wrote about…

    how “Eat This, Not That” tried to capitalize on Lady Gaga’s weight gain news…

    the old “all that matters is that you vote” thing…

    and when dudes tell me to just take a “joke.”

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