Weekly Feminist Reader

ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th.

What to the slave is the fourth of July?

What to the prisoner is the fourth of July?

The N-word on the 4th of July.

An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act.

The U.S. caters to male desire.

North Carolina just pulled a Texas.

The first law protecting trans students was approved by the California legislature. In other news, it’s 2013.

Check out A Band Called Death.

Don’t lean in: kick back.

Do we have any chance at a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote?

Pride in Paris.

Yeah, David Brooks is still racist.

The critical edge of ambivalence.

What happens at a crisis pregnancy center?

The modeling industry isn’t improving its understanding of size.

It’s a TRAP.

UNC faces a third federal complaint for retaliating against Landen Gambill, BAMF.

The “Lovelace” trailer is up. Get ready for some serious feminist blogosphere debate.

Long live the Wendy Davis Rebellion.

Egyptian activists fight sexual assault.

Pretending to be sexually harassed is sooooooo fun guys.

Mychal at The Nation: Trayvon Martin and black manhood on trial.

Timberlake is the new Thicke.

“The Lone Ranger” is terrible for many, many reasons.

New Yorkers, remember to RSVP for Saturday’s No Stigma, No Shame conference.

GoldieBlox remakes “We are the Champions.”


Letters of hope: choosing to forgive.

Bitch on female buddy comedies.

Lady pickpockets of the Barbary Coast.

I’m not loving the “realistic Barbie is still hot” thing, but here you go.

Feminist music as self-care and activist tool.

“Rape capital of America” Missoula makes some good moves.

RomneyLOL of the week.

Protect potential life! Ban male masturbation!

One week left to join survivors and call for the Department of Education to enforce Title IX!

The Spinsterhood Pie.

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

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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