Weekly Feminist Reader


Rochelle Ballantyne is set to become the first black female chess master.

Bitch explains that a “hipster sexist is a douchebag in enlightened clothing“–and they may the most dangerous kind.

Kristof examines what a Romney presidency would mean for reproductive rights.

Ann takes a big picture look at what’s at stake in this election for us.

How the aftermath of hurricane Sandy is affecting disabled and elderly populations the most.

Oh good, finally there’s a Honda for her.

Native American women are still waiting for better access to emergency contraception.

For now, Texas will continue funding Planned Parenthood.

There is absolutely nothing better than these kids dressed as Barack and Michelle for Halloween.

Honestly can’t believe how awful these Staten Island residents were to this mom who lost her sons in Sandy.

Your regular reminder that Bill O’Reilly is the worst.

Hope you all remembered to set your clocks back one hour today–and on Tuesday be careful that you don’t set the country back 50 years.

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

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/frolicnaked/ Tori

    Why Are You Taking That? — When other people try to manage my health.

    The Chicken that Saved My Marriage — Or, “Why I’m Keeping My Last Name.” Or, “That Time My Partner and I Thought It Would Be Fun to Cater Our Own Wedding and How That Turned Out.” Complete with the actual chicken recipe.

    And a stress relief yoga practice because, you know, sometimes I get brilliant ideas that require a metric buttload of planning.

  • http://feministing.com/members/azure156/ Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

    The Sandy Journals – These comics are in rough pencil stage, but I’ve been putting up the past week’s worth of journal strips. Trying to tend to chronic health problems in a natural disaster, community aid, energy generating bikes, and Feministing even gets name checked in one of these. ;) There are also disaster relief links in each post.

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