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 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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