Weekly Feminist Reader

An early contender for best video of 2013, IMHO.

Oh look, the House GOP is still refusing to pass an inclusive Violence Against Women Act.

Who else cried through the entire Parks and Rec wedding? Alyssa has some great thoughts about Leslie and Ben’s relationship compared to Liz and Criss’s.

Wow, Law and Order, not cool.

If you are a woman and you are injured this year, your partner is the likeliest source of that injury.

We’re all women workers now. 

Which countries have the most cosmetic surgery?

Women still need a place to have a voice in the absence of mainstream media equality.

 Check out these graphic novels with LGBT characters.

Some responses to Harvard’s new task force that is going to “offer recommendations” to India in the wake of the Delhi gang rape.

A female sports journalist reflects on sexism in sports culture.

Nope, Good Men Project, women don’t wear yoga pants just to turn you on.

Flyover Feminism interviews Fatemeh Fakhraie, the founder of Muslimah Media Watch.

C-SPAN is going to run a year-long series of documentaries on the First Ladies of the US.

Good luck to Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest best actress nominee in Oscar history!

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

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/frolicnaked/ Tori

    Is Pelvic Floor PT for Me? [contains anatomy drawing of pelvic floor muscles; may be NSFW] — “I had certain misconceptions about pelvic floor dysfunction (a sort of catch-all term for when the pelvic floor isn’t functioning happily). Those misconceptions basically amounted to thinking that all pelvic floor dysfunction was hypotonic pelvic floor dysfunction (characterized by muscles with loose tone and insufficient strength).”

    Guest Author: Coming Home — “Today I did my first yoga practice in at least three years. I also ran, which I had not been putting off quite so long; only two years or so. I made it ten minutes running, which blew my mind. The yoga sequence was possibly the simplest practice I have ever done: knees to chest, cat-cow, child’s pose, seated wide angle pose, corpse pose. It was incredibly emotional.”

  • http://feministing.com/members/samll/ Sam L-L

    “If you are a woman and you are injured this year, your partner is the likeliest source of that injury.”

    I’m not sure this is factually correct – most sources I can find with reliable data indicate that unintentional falls are the most likely source of injury to women of all ages. Did you mean “if you are a woman and you are injured by another person”?

    Also, I say just completely forget the “Good Men Project”, I gave them a chance for like a year because a blogger I followed previously, Ozy Frantz, was being hosted there, but after another round of bad behavior there, Ozy moved off to a separate personal blog. Now it just seems like an overall cesspool and not worth visiting, linking, or even mentioning. I say let it sink into well-deserved obscurity. I hope that someone sometime will create the site that the “Good Men Project” should have been (although I call ‘not it’).

  • http://feministing.com/members/a2joe/ Joseph Martin

    It seems as though the GMP is MRA now. Seriously, can anything get more male-gazey than this headline. I, too, was quite happy when Ozy left. I can read zir stuff again.

  • http://feministing.com/members/smash/ smash