Weekly Feminist Reader


Happy birthday, Etta James.

Good news: Domestic violence screenings will now be covered under Obamacare.

How the concept of modesty hurts trans and intersex people.

Morocco is planning to change the law that allows rapists to avoid charges if they marry their victims.

NPR erases trans people from the history of Stonewall.

Trans people in Sweden will no longer face forced sterilization in order to legally transition.

Jessica González-Rojas and Lynn Paltrow talk with Bill Moyers about the current state of reproductive rights.

Eleanor Roosevelt was “FDR’s most important, and most progressive, advisor.

A must-read by Rebecca Solnit on violence against women.

“The rule is that if you are a woman in America, you want nothing quite so much as you want to be a little smaller. The rule is you are always trying to lose.

A letter from a 11-year-old trans girl in response to Obama’s inauguration speech.

In a malpractice case, a Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people. Wait, which is it?

Fathers’ sexist views may affect their daughters’ career ambitions.

Alyssa on the gender gap at Sundance this year.

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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