Weekly Feminist Reader

chart of GOP votes for VAWA by genderDid your Congressmember vote against the Violence Against Women Act? Find out at Mother Jones.

A former Air Force recruit speaks out about being raped by her training instructor at basic training.

WTF, BusinessWeek?

An interview with Grace Gipson about her research on black comic book super heroines.

Arkansas banned abortion after 20 weeks.

Nominate an African woman who should be celebrated for her achievements.

On the sexual harassment allegations against British politician Lord Rennard.

On House of Cards and the challenges of being a female reporter in DC.

An interesting look at history of male authors writing female characters.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer thinks maternity leave is for chumps and wants to abolish working from home. How very unfeminist.

How to rid ourselves of unconscious biases about gender, race, or ethnicity.

A new study found many American women are overweight because they’re doing less housework these days. Oh wait, that’s not actually what it said.

Will the Todd Akin copycats never stop?

An Oklahoma university didn’t go to the police with reports of sexual assault on campus for fear of exposing the alleged rapists’ grades.

Yolo Akili on the need for emotional justice.

Lots of feminist conversation and disagreement about Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In.

On high heels and class distinctions.

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

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  1. Posted March 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Continuing my series on pelvic floor physical therapy, I wrote about my initial moments at the office, with intake and stuff.

    To kick off Endometriosis Awareness Month, I wrote about hearing the question of Feeling Better? when I am definitely not.

  2. Posted March 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    To be fair, nowhere did Marissa Mayer say that maternity leave is for chumps. She took only two weeks of her allowed maternity leave, and Somer Sherwood wrote a piece about her being superhuman–this is the “evidence” s.e. smith cites to say that MM thinks maternity leave is for chumps. That’s sloppy, and making Mayer’s personal choice re: her own maternity leave into her implicit commentary on all maternity leave seems pretty unfeminist.

  3. Posted March 4, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    OSU might have an argument under FERPA if my understanding of FERPA is correct. From what I understand, FERPA covers more than just grades. It also covers class attendance so if the school had to disclose whether a student attended classes or was scheduled to have attended a class, it could have violated FERPA. I’m not sure if it would have impacted them informing campus police even if that was the case.

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