Weekly Feminist Reader

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Michelle Alexander on MLK and mass incarceration.

Necessary tension around Obama at the March’s anniversary.

The real work of Rosa Parks.

Misremembering “I Have a Dream.”

Chelsea Manning, media bias, and cissexism.

The killing of trans teen Dwayne Jones is not “just another murder.”

Graphic novel of This is How You Lose Her coming soon.

Gendering disability.

Bustle founder didn’t want too many “smart” women.

Three types of Golden Girls commenters on YouTube.

Is Cher’s new video about solidarity or interchangeability?

Nothing is wrong.

On Raven Symoné’s quiet coming out.

Comments young moms are sick of hearing.

Rapist given paternity rights to victim’s child.

New Belabored podcast available from Dissent.

“I am a false rape allegation statistic.”

Explaining the varying roles of sexual violence in war.

Yale student suspended for one day for attempted sexual assault.

Can these students fix Wikipedia’s gender problem?

Victory for assisted living workers.

GA allows trans girl to use — oh my! — the girls’ room.

Dartmouth has a problem.

Justice Ginsburg isn’t going anywhere. Thank god.

Anna Gunn on why we hate Skyler White.

n+1 on Federici and Rosler.

An open letter to the parents of “SlaneGirl.”

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/elo11/ ELot

    I’m just here to say I always love your WFR…thank you Alexandra!!

  • http://feministing.com/members/andejoh/ John

    About the article “I am a false rape allegation statistic.”, I’m sorry that happened to you. Everyone deserves to have justice. It was very brave to come forward. Thank you. I’m glad thatt feministing decided to highlight the case. Many people know of cases of false accusation like Wanetta Gibson and Elizabeth Coast, but few are aware that there are accusations labeled false, which are true. Some of which have even been prosecuted.


    “Cops didn’t believe her story, and she had to pay a $500 fine for making a false charge. ”

    Yes, I’m an MRA, but no one should be raped. No one should be afraid of the truth and if you’re truly concerned with men’s issues than you have to be concerned with justice for women.

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

      There are some very false statistics about how “false rape allegations” are in the “50%” range. Some of these come from the MRA’s that you support. When in actuality, the false rape allegations are really in the 2-8% range. Unfortunately that is considered a high number, when it should never happen at all. But the way some people make it seem like it happens “all the time” when it’s really in the small minority is infuriating.