Weekly Feminist Reader

Obama and Maroney are not impressed

Not impressed.

Renee on the Olivia Washington and the challenges of being a dark-skinned woman in Hollywood.

What has Egypt’s transition meant for women?

Lorraine Berry says The Walking Dead has become a white patriarchy.

Find out how your favorite clothing brands rate when it comes to their labor practices.

Watch the second video from Project Unspoken.

Mitt Romney calls access to birth control “a gift,” while the United Nations calls it a “universal human right.”

PETA, again, please shut the fuck up.

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade described his female coworkers Victoria’s Secret models who can also speak.

Shannon Chamberlain on how she lost weight and why you shouldn’t congratulate her for it.

Remember Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman??

“Israeli aggression is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does.”

Opting out of parenthood is a rather prudent financial move.

What happens to women who want abortions but can’t access them? They are three times more likely than women who got an abortion to be below the poverty level two years later.

Check out Occupy’s lastest project the Rolling Jubilee to buy up and forgive folks’ debt. So awesome.

Female engineer Debbie decided to create a toy to get girls interested in engineering.

 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/suomi/ Ian

    In what bizarro universe is Israel considered the “aggressor” after being attacked thousands of times in recent years? Every single one of those attacks is considered an act of war that gives Israel the full right to fight back.

    The Guardian’s double standard on this is jaw-dropping. The article even mentions Turkey, which it calls one of the “key nations”, opposing Israel. This is the same country that launched airstrikes into Syria after just one rocket was fired from across the border. Now they’re protesting Israel’s airstrikes against thousands of rockets fired across their border.

    But I guess that doesn’t count because Turkey isn’t Jewish.

    And no, Israel has not been part of this election campaign. Making candy illegal wasn’t a part of this campaign either. That’s not because some evil candy conspiracy run by the media decided it shouldn’t be part of the campaign. It’s because making candy illegal is not considered by Americans to be an issue that is up for debate. They do not consider supporting the only liberal democracy in the Middle East against a gang of war criminals, torturers, religious nutjobs, and violent homophobes an issue that is up for debate.

    The Guardian sounds like men’s rights nutcases complaining about DV victims who fight back.