Weekly Feminist Reader

Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question.

Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh.

It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem.

Donate to Transgender Studies Quarterly.

Jessica writes about #FBrape as a potential feminist tipping point at The Nation.

A letter to the President on the anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder.

Bye, Bachmann.

A victim of the New Orleans Mother’s Day shooting will celebrate his 11th birthday in style.

Could you use support on the anniversary of your assault?

TV loves dead teenage girls.

Do Disney Princess movies pass the Bechdel test?

“What does it say about pride parade events that lesbians and transgender individuals need an additional march to feel visible?”

How to be a victim.

Our politics can’t be risk averse.

Intersectional anti-oppression activism isn’t an academic exercise.

Let’s abandon our intersectional “ultra-feminism” for Michelin feminism.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America just elected its first gay bishop.

Anonymous wants to teach rape prevention in schools.

Queens of pop performed in support of women’s empowerment.

A Japanese court has ruled that spouses must use the same surname–which almost always means the man’s.

Tan, wet, happy, and fat.

The first shelter to allow domestic violence victims to bring their pets opened yesterday.

Celebrate Pussy Riot.

Sheryl Sandburg should have spoken up about #FBrape.

Could Michelle Obama help end colorism in Hollywood?

Will Governor Brown of California finally sign the Domestic Worker’s Build of Rights?

Incomplete reporting on This American Life perpetuated dangerous myths about Social Security disability programs.

What have you been reading/writing/watching/listening to 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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