Weekly Feminist Reader

Here’s the full transcript of Obama’s Friday remarks on Trayvon Martin.

Martin’s parents released a statement in response to the President’s speech.

Putting casual racism on trial.

The Crunk Feminist Collective: “Processing our anger for Trayvon Martin the Black feminist way.”

Challenging racism in POC communities.

“As someone who could be George Zimmerman, I have a unique responsibility to work against racism within communities of color.”

Domestic violence and George Zimmerman’s defense.

Read an excerpt from the “White Privilege Pop Quiz.”

“What this case represents is the undoing of years of fighting, senseless deaths, beatings, demonstrations, riots, and civil cases.”

“Trayvon Martin and the weight of my race.”

Join the Dream Defenders to make the “Trayvon Martin Act” reality.

Prosecuted for standing her ground.

Given all this… Ray Kelly, really?

On Friday, sex workers in 36 cities protested stigma and violence.

Shakesville breaks down how this stigma kills.

Carol Strickman of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children talks about the California prison hunger strike.

A Norwegian woman was sentenced to 16 months jail-time in Dubai for being raped.

Swarthmore, under investigation for mishandling sexual violence, makes sweeping policy changes.

Against “women’s stories.”

“Jolanta” has died.

Baby Veronica to be adopted by white couple.

The fight against military sexual trauma escalates.

Thanks to better sex ed, California’s teen pregnancy rate is down.

What’s it like to do clinic defense?

Modern indentured servitude: student debt.

The NYPD reminds cops that women can bare their breasts in public.

The hookup elites.

Check out some recommendations from Women Make Movies.

Colbert: Hold up, women like sex?

“I don’t believe that cultural change on the issues of fatness is going to come from the top down.”

Bitch: five great new feminist songs.

Jenny McCarthy on The View? Ugh.

Hollywood is all about one man.

“To want to break into the boys’ club because it is a boys’ club, you have to believe that it’s worth breaking into.”

White men are so oppressed.

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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