Weekly Feminist Reader

“Farah Goes Bang.”

Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting.

Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers.

Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen to a panel on labor and feminism moderated by Sarah Jaffe.

RAINN praised the recent SCOTUS decision on DNA collection, but how will it affect people of color?

A single bill could nearly eliminate abortion access in Texas.

Will the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalize sex work?

Protect the “Rape Factory.”

Sorry, but Daenerys = Laura Bush.

Get ready for the debut of Jose Antonio Vargas’s “Documented.”

Celebrate 50 years of women in space.

Check out the trailer for QTPOC Chat at Black Girl Dangerous.

Pro-tips for young academics.

Iranian women shared their concerns in the lead-up to the (now concluded) presidential election.

The problem with “Devious Maids” goes beyond Hollywood.

Can a beauty editor be a feminist?

Welcome back to campus, serial rapists.

Let’s talk about the intersections of domestic violence and mass shootings.

Wisconsin protesters won’t tolerate state-sanctioned rape.

Confusing the medium for the message.

Researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital claim to have identified the cause of Type 1 diabetes!

David Brooks: the last Stalinist.

Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed an equal pay bill.

How dare anyone study porn!

Camille Paglia <3<3<3 Joan Rivers (???)

Nothing spells hilarity like bigoted slurs and the U.S. Postal Service.

Is Man of Steel a feminist film?

No, not really.


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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  • http://feministing.com/members/shasty/ emmie

    Yeah, the one part that annoyed me about Alyssa Rosenberg’s article was the part when she says, she likes strong women like Lois, who drink bourbon and “hang with the boys”….

    So apparently only “cool” and “strong” women hang out with guys? If she were to hang out with women then what does that make her? Weak? A nerd? There is that stereotype again, the one that says that in order to be considered “cool”, you have to do more “masculine” things, rather than “feminine” things. A woman is considered “cool” if she has male and female friends, but if a guy has mostly female friends who he enjoys hanging out with, then he is just a bonafide loser. You never hear anyone say, “oh that guy is so awesome and strong! He likes to go shopping and hang with the gals!….” REALLY sad. Even in a feminist article you still find some femmephobia going on.

  • http://feministing.com/members/happybodies/ Happy Bodies

    New post on Happy Bodies — “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” : Being vulnerable can be scary. We take a risk when we share ourselves fully – we risk rejection, ridicule, embarrassment. But there is a huge reward in allowing ourselves to be enough. To being who we are and connecting fully with others. So go ahead, happy bodies, and Be Brave!

  • http://feministing.com/members/diablitaratoncita/ Jenny G-B

    A story about an 18 year old woman in Papua New Guinea who defended herself against her rapist father by decapitating him, and the people of her village now protecting her: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342526/Daughter-18-cuts-fathers-head-raped-Papua-New-Guinea-village-home.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    Some culture-jamming on subway ads, plus examining the role doctor-patient interactions play with use of medications and mental health (from a patient perspective, naturally): http://jennydevildoll.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/schizophrenia-wheeee/

  • http://feministing.com/members/smash/ smash

    Feminist take over of the sexist bra busters page covered in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/julian-vigo/the-feminist-takeover-of-bra-busters_b_3438359.html