Weekly Feminist Reader

Autostraddle takes on misogyny within butch communities.

Feminists aren’t the ones who think all men are rapists. Rapists are.

An open letter to Eve Ensler.

17-year-old girl wins hackathon.

Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds denounce the FBI for naming Assata Shakur a “Most Wanted Terrorist.”

Why the hunt for Shakur matters.

Cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act here.

Demand access to emergency contraception for all women.

Many of the Human Rights Campaign’s biggest donors are drone manufacturers.

Pro-choice activists are risking prison time by educating people about abortion.

On Amanda Knox, sexual freedom, and Henry James.

A Harvard professor claims Keynes’ sexuality means he didn’t care about future generations (and then apologizes).

Elizabeth Cline makes the case for ethical fashion.

Another take on the Dove “real beauty” campaign.

Five reasons survivors should reclaim masturbation.

Randy Voller apologizes for saying the GOP is “raping [the Dems’] along the way,”

Are Danny Brown’s misogynistic lyrics relevant to the analysis of his alleged (by someone else) assault?

Teen pregnancy is a multi-layered issue.

What is it like to have an abortion in Brazil? Business Insider tries to answer the question as a warning to the U.S.

“I’m a scholar, not a criminal.”

Looking for a bad reason to vote against the Paycheck Fairness Act?

An account of anti-semitism in prison.

“What is particularly problematic about the Dartmouth administration’s email is the fact that it posits a false equivalence between the students’ protest and the rape and death threats they received.” 

The Economist semi-defends the Obama administration’s Plan B decision.

Billie Jean King on Jason Collins and the lesbian athletes who came out before him.

Let’s go braless. 

Watch lectures on Sexual Violence and Neoliberalism at the 2013 Historical Materialism Conference in NY.

Whatever you feel about Beyonce’s feminism or lack thereof, this will be your new favorite Tumblr…

…unless you haven’t seen Cosmarxpolitan and Lisa Frankfurt School.

Here’s this week’s critique of “Babes at the Museum,” which–many years later–is still awful.

“Orgasm is my BFF.”

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

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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