Monthly Archives: December 2012

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet “The social norm ‘men should earn more than their wives‘ seems to be alive and well.” Charlotte Allen doubles down on her argument that the Sandy Hook shooting happened because there weren’t enough men around. An interesting article about the history of gendered toy advertising–and how far we haven’t come. A new video from [...]
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The Feministing Five: Sesali Bowen

TweetSesali Bowen is the training director for United States Student Association, a progressive non-profit that fights for and organizes students across the country. She’s also one of our newest contributors from our So You Think You Can Blog contest. She wrote about being fat and visible at the intersections, what we can learn from women [...]
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What We Missed

TweetJill Filipovic on today’s appalling NRA “press conference.” MoJo commemorates 151 victims of mass shootings this year. Rebel Wilson will host the MTV Movie Awards. In disappointing but entirely unsurprising news, elite schools discriminate against Asian applicants. Tweet
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Mormon women protest in pants

TweetOn Sunday, Mormon women around the world wore pants to church. With this seemingly simple act, some think, these activists have opened up a new era for Mormon feminism. As the New York Times reports, “Wear Pants to Church” was first publicized on Facebook by the event’s originator, 26-year-old Stephanie Lauritzen and quickly spread around the [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Alice Nkom is Woman of the Year

TweetWhile TIME did pick some pretty awesome ladies for their Person of the Year shortlist, it’s astounding that the magazine hasn’t chosen an individual woman for the grand title since the selection of President Corazon Aquino of the Phillipines in 1986. So Africa is a Country, “the media blog that is not about famine, Bono, [...]
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