Weekly Feminist Reader

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An interesting history of the advice column.

Alicia Lutes found her picture on a thinspo blog and responded: “I am a fatty. Hear me roar.”

Really enjoying Tracy Clark Flory and Amanda Marcotte have a nuanced chat about traditional dating vs. hooking up.

When asked why she didn’t ask Lena Dunham about the lack of women of color on Girls, Caitlin Moran tweeted, “I literally couldn’t give a shit about it.” Not cool.

Sayantani DasGupta critiques the PBS film of Nikolas Kristof’s Half The Sky.

YES! Amy Poehler is going to produce a Comedy Central pilot based on the awesome web series Broad City.

Some really devastating photographs of child brides.

In an epic piece on Gawker, Adrian Chen outs one of the biggest troll on the interwebs.

Cheryl Strayed tells what it was like doing a Vogue photoshoot.

Unlike some, Emily Douglas didn’t mind that Martha Raddatz framed the abortion question as a matter of personal values in the VP debate.

The creator of Friday Night Lights tells Romney to quit plagiarizing the show’s slogan.

Even the trees in J.R.R Tolkien’s Middle Earth are disproportionately male.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Thomas Page McBee? “How naïve, I see now, to think the crush of gender expectations only affects the most obviously oppressed.”

John Cook is really, really upset that anyone might call him or Andrew Goldman sexist. Sensitive much?

Terrible: On “Coming Out Day,” masked men attacked patrons at one of Moscow’s most popular gay bars.

Ellen goes off on those ridiculous Bic pens for women.

Meet some of the new women entrepreneurs of driving economic growth in Africa.

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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