Weekly Feminist Reader

"Confirmed. I got the bird. We'll move him to a safehouse in the morning."
Don’t worry, you guys--Hillz is obviously on it!

Hanna Rosin and Stephanie Coontz continue their conversation on the “end of men.”

A new study found a correlation between the states with the most restrictive anti-abortion laws and the states with the most aggressive levels of anti-choice harassment.

Cool. Find out if people with your name tend to give political donations to Democrats or Republicans more.

Official “genius” Junot Diaz being smart and talking about privilege.

Check out what is surely the most ridiculous anti-contraception video of all time.

New favorite Tumblr: Cats Against Cat-Calling.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s pro-marriage equality video “Same Love” made me cry like woah.

Shocking new study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions.

An interesting piece by a Hasidic writer on Sesame Street, parenting, and female sexuality.

Women on Waves attempted to dock in Morocco to offer medical abortions and publicize misoprostol, but was blocked by the authorities.

What a beautiful and terrible piece from Mary Elizabeth Williams about putting her kids in a support group when she was diagnosed with cancer.

“Bad feminism seems like the only way I can both embrace myself as a feminist and be myself.” -Roxane Gay, who is one of my favorite feminists, btw.

Our own Miriam says if we don’t fight the Hyde Amendment, we will lose everything.

Tracey Ross reviews the new book Iconic that explores how black women throughout history have fought against the negative stereotypes placed on them.

Been enjoying Bitch‘s guest series “Tale from the Crip” on disability, representation, and pop culture.

Catch our own Chloe on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show today!

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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