Weekly Feminist Reader

reproductive justice

Our own Miriam Perez explains the power of reproductive justice.

Vanity Fair continues to believe there are no people of color in Hollywood.

Sarah Nicole Prickett offers a counter-point to Ann’s piece on the word “lady.”

Most people of all genders would prefer an egalitarian division of labor within their marriages. But most women would rather divorce than be a housewife.

There’s been an interesting discussion about sex work over at Feministe this week.

Anne of Green Gables got a weird dye job for the new book cover.

Fernanda Milán, a trans woman from Guatemala, was granted asylum in Denmark.

A reminder to the GOP: Latinas vote too.

Ireland finally admitted its role in the enslavement of thousands of women and girls in the notorious Magdalene Laundry system.

Indian strengthens its laws against sexual violence–but activists say they didn’t go far enough.

Alabama advances a TRAP bill that, if enacted, could force all its abortion clinics to close.

Old, female, and homeless.

The ever-obstinate and morally-bankrupt Catholic Bishops rejected the latest religious exception to the contraception mandate.

CNN is collecting abortion stories. Let’s hope they’ll be responsible about how they present them.

A gross new app lets women rate and share info about men’s career prospects and penis size. And look who is up in arms about it.

Science says it’s time to finally stop insisting that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.

Thoughts on World Hijab Day.

Female employees at the Defense Intelligence Agency got a briefing on how to dress for success.

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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