Weekly Feminist Reader

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Check out this new tumblr devoted to putting male superheros in the same ridiculous poses as female superheros.

Five holiday gift ideas for the doula in your life from Miriam.

Katha Pollit notes that Ross Douthat is “so obsessed with women’s fertility it’s really too bad he can’t get pregnant himself and see firsthand what it’s all about.”

“Don’t do anything you would regret. Messing with Notre Dame football is a bad idea.”

Oh Camille Paglia. She thinks Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are ruining women. Meanwhile, Sady offers a more nuanced and coherent feminist take on Swift.

Ugh, I would be so pissed if I got pregnant with an IUD.

The ups and downs of being a feminist on Pinterest.

Jill tears apart this awful piece by Alyssa Royse of the Good Men Project about how a rapist is “just a person who may genuinely not realize that what he’s doing is rape.

A new study finds that people still overwhelming want men to do the proposing.

The Senate voted to extend abortion insurance coverage to victims of rape in the military.

Fox News host Dana Perino thinks women who are victims of violence should “make better decisions.

Grimes talks about being a female musician and how the industry has radicalized her.

Consider donating to help finish this documentary honoring black women in World War II.

50 young progressive activists who are changing America.

On the resurgence of the word “lady.”

Suzanne Venker has a followup to her “War on Men” piece. Now she seems to think women should just pretend to be less cabale to spare the egos of our fragile hunter-loner husbands.

Some tips for how to have a productive conversation about privilege.

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation that would let parents claim a tax deduction for fetuses.

An interview with Alice Munro.

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.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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