Weekly Feminist Reader

Where to get baby food and formula during the shutdown.

How to check your gender bias.

Frozen embryos: do you know where your children are?

“Being a musician/rockstar/whatever is pretty fucking impossible.”

Fighting the wrong mommy wars.

“I’m a Girl.”

On the uphill battle for women and girls in STEM.

“Imagine a woman actively in labor. Now imagine her handcuffed.”

Wendy Davis is in the building, y’all.

The limits of the “female-fronted” band.

Presumed incompetent.

The grossest advertising strategy of all time.

“I was a domestic violence counselor and still ended up in an abusive relationship.”

The cost of Gandhi’s “experiments.”

Was the Rick Owens show a triumph of diversity or parade of stereotypes?

Swooning over Elizabeth Warren.

Stop “stop the violence.”

Azealia Banks lost a fan.

College sexual assault investigations have been suspended due to the shutdown.

On the sexism of low (literary) expectations.

Canada’s sexual assault laws are hurting survivors.

“A shutdown is a moment in which a choice gets made about which laws to obey and which laws to ignore, when the government gets to decide that some people are essential and some people aren’t.”

The sexual politics of Rihanna’s new video.

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

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  1. Posted October 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Reading: In NY State, legislation being introduced to criminalize revenge-porn: http://gothamist.com/2013/10/04/albany_is_coming_for_your_revenge_p.php

    Writing: Comic + essay on how defining one’s own sexuality vs. rumors/media/sex positive or negativism defining women. http://jennydevildoll.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/51111-la-la-land-responding-to-rumors/

  2. Posted October 7, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    The supreme court of Nebraska ruled that wards of the state could not get abortions because of the parental consent laws.

    “In a dissent, Justice William Connolly said the girl has no legal parents, and, therefore, didn’t have the option of seeking parental consent. That, he said, means the lower court lacked jurisdiction in the case and left her “in a legal limbo — a quandary of the Legislature’s making.”

    He also suggested that Nebraska’s parental consent law is open to a constitutional challenge by state wards.

    “I realize that this conclusion means that none of the statutory exceptions apply and that under (the state law), the petitioner is prohibited from obtaining an abortion,” Connolly wrote. “An absolute ban on the petitioner’s right to seek an abortion obviously raises constitutional concerns.”


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