Weekly Feminist Reader

Femme Auto worker

Very cool portraits of workers at Femme Auto in Senegal from Anthony Kurtz.

A new study of history professors shows that getting married helps men’s careers, while it hurts women’s.

Ah yes, Fetuspalooza 2013 is almost upon us!

Worldwide the wage gap between men and women without kids is 7% and jumps to 22% with kids.

Justice Sotomayor seems awesome and has a sign saying,“Well-behaved women rarely make history” in her office.

British Comedian Michael J. Dolan takes himself to task for writing misogynistic jokes.

Could we have avoided the financial collapse if we’d listened to these female economic policy advisors? Perhaps.

Alyssa argues that the male-oriented shows on FX are offering often thoughtful explorations of modern manhood.

A number of sex workers are apparently wearing the hijab in parts of the Christian-majority country of Malawi. Muslimah Media Watch reports on the coverage.

Google removed the “Make Me Asian” app. Good riddance.

A statue of Rosa Parks is going to be added to the Capitol.

Thanks to our terrible protections for working families, the US has barely made any progress in increasing women’s labor force participation since the 1990s.

Welp, I guess that’s one good thing about the Brazilian bikini waxing craze.

The Pentagon is backing up a military spouses group that denied membership to the lesbian wife of a servicemember.

Rachel Maddow highlights the project to reopen Dr. Tiller’s old clinic and bring abortion services back to Kansas .

More than 80 percent of full-time faculty members in philosophy are male.

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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