Weekly Feminist Reader

The feminist “Blurred Lines” remakes continue: “No way to know I want it unless I say I want it.” (Potentially NSFW, depending your W)

We pardon Spitzer, but not sex workers.

Yesterday, “Guero,” a California prisoner held in solitary confinement, died. According to friends he was “strong, was a good person, a good soldier.” Reports regarding his participation (or lack thereof) in the current hunger strike vary.

Why do all pop culture heroines look the same?

Police officers won’t allow food delivery to the Dream Defenders.

RH Reality Check talks to male clinic escorts.

Real women don’t wear jeans?

In case you needed a financial reason to fight violence against women.

Fetus dolls are a thing.

Should you send a lady a dick pic?

Comic-Con tackles sexism.

The Kentucky Fillies are officially headed to the Junior Olympics!

Lost Girls got it kinda right.

Looking for information on abortion care for undocumented people?

Being black, lesbian, and Muslim in the South.

Campus survivors are no longer silent.

“I am tired of not swimming.”

#WhiteHouseIftar and the tactics of activism.

“Blurred Lines” is misogynistic. Period. End of story.

Whiteness and the problem with pronouns.

On policing Kate’s post-baby body.

The Transadvocate continues its series on “stealth.”

Fox News anchor is shocked that a Muslim author wrote a book about Jesus.

Growing up with Sailor Moon.

A feminist reading of Chatterbox.

Raising white kids while white.

The rise of the Christian Left in America.

Seducing the boys club is the new leaning in.

Misandry isn’t a real thing, guys.

When rape goes viral.

The charitable-industrial complex.

The brutality of corrective rape.

#AskJessica: How can feminists make their voices heard?

The radical Left needs to take morality back.

Sady Doyle watches OITNB and now your life is complete.

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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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