Weekly Feminist Reader

FORCE memorial in front of Lincoln memorial

Feminist group FORCE installed a temporary memorial recognizing survivors of sexual assault in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The top 1% got 121% of income gains since 2009.

Pick-up artists try to hit on a robot horse, and it’s hilarious/sad.

“Society tells us young men can’t think of women as role models, unless they’re a family member, whereas young women can admire and seek to emulate anyone, regardless of gender.”

Melissa Gira Grants talks to Guernica about sex work, journalism, and feminism.

US soccer players voice their support for their teammate Robbie Rogers, who just came out as gay.

Maura has a message for middle-aged male critics who want to write about artists like Taylor Swift.

Relatedly, read Isabel on “Fifteen” and being fifteen.

Some helpful advice for victims of revenge porn.

Women accounted for 33 percent of the roles–and a mere 11 percent of the identifiable protagonists–in the top 100 Hollywood films in 2011.

On how Margaret Mead’s work on the sexual culture of Samoa was unfairly attacked and discredited.

North Carolina is considering a bill that could send women to prison for going topless.

Whaddaya know: Traditional families and religion are on the decline, but there’s no sign of social collapse.

What does Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation mean for women, LGBT folks, and other marginalized communities.

Chaka Cumberbatch on being a black female cosplayer.

University of Toledo’s running coach resigned after being accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate relationships with his athletes.

College health plans are starting to cover transition-related surgeries for trans students.

What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week?

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I wrote this about sex tourism in Cuba:

    Love, Sex, Money and Meaning

    This piece is based on research I’ve been doing for a few years now. I’d love to hear what anyone/everyone thinks!

  2. Posted February 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I guest authored for Glorify with Body Phrases I Hate: “Junk in the Trunk”. Which, yeah, talking about my butt.

    And at Consider the Tea Cosy with Gushing & Giving, which talking about my uterus and vagina. Well, donating blood in the context of a history of menorrhagia.

    On my own blog, I wrote Pelvic Floor PT & Me, the beginning of a series on my experiences with pelvic floor physical therapy.

    And Size Frustrations, on shopping for athletic wear and operating under the false (but reasonable!) assumption that the size tags on the clothing bear any relationship to the actual sizes.

  3. Posted February 17, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Continuing with the Blog For Mental Health Pledge 2013, here’s an encounter concerning depression, stigma, and seasonal-affective disorder:

    http://jennydevildoll.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/hazy-moods-of-winter/

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