Weekly Feminist Reader

The New Zealand House of Reps legalized same-sex marriage–and then burst into song.

The Onion nails it.

Great photo of a Muslim frat at the anti-domestic violence rally in Dallas last month.

Vulture analyzes the age gap between Hollywood’s leading men and their on-screen love interests.

Michelle Dean on how to win in the women’s memoir game.

The curator of the Everyday Sexism Project discusses the stories–and hate mail–she’s received.

Love this feminist country music playlist.

A Kickstarter for a docu-series about “inspiring women doing inspiring things.

Good: A judge struck down North Dakota’s restrictions on medication abortions.

Poet Rachel Rostad’s open letter to JK Rowling about the Asian characters in Harry Potter.

Germany is adopting a quota system to get more women on corporate boards.

Here’s what Barbie looks like without makeup.

Why hasn’t the Boston bombing suspect been read his rights?

18 illustrated responses to street harassment.

Susan Patton is still talking apparently: “[Feminists] went too far and crossed over to the dark side.”

The world’s largest gay club is opening in Las Vegas.

An oral history of Selena.

Zimbabwe’s new constitution states that respect for gender equality is a founding value of the country.

Bitch Flicks on gratuitous female nudity in Game of Thrones.

Why won’t Facebook do more to remove misogynist content on its site?

On internalized sexism: “‘Hell no, I’m not one of those girls!”

A quarter of black students in the U.S. were suspended in the 2009-2010 academic year.

For the first time ever, Pakistan’s transgender community is getting into politics.

Women have directed just 4.5 percent of the top-grossing comedies in recent years.

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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