Weekly Feminist Reader


Disney undermines a heroine in 4 steps.

Edie Windsor, patron saint of modern love.

“By August, all they could talk about was Tinder.”

Malala wants to be Prime Minister.

Ohio’s new abortion restrictions cross the line of legality.

The hidden war against gay teens.

The government shutdown will hurt survivors of domestic violence.

And The Feminist Hulk shares some thoughts about the shutdown, too.

Twitter, get your shit together.

The ACLU is investigating roving border patrols.

Janet Yellen’s steep path to the Fed.

“Ze”: The CW’s new show will center around a trans* character.

The she-covery that wasn’t.

The law that’s creating cultural change in California.

Just to say the words Black Girls is revolutionary.”

Open letter to the “Pocahotties,” annotated.

There’s a new mayor in town, and she’s a BAMF.

Ada Lovelace is a women-in-STEM hero.

Support the LGBTQ movement in Palestine.

“We seem to have a Wonder Woman paralysis.

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

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  1. Posted October 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    “Donald Mudd of Port Charlotte said he’s had a painful lump in his chest for the past several weeks, WFTX Fox 4 in Fort Myers reports. The lump is now the size of a golf ball.

    With no insurance, Mudd tried to get a mammogram at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, which has advertised specials as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Mudd was told by the hospital that males did not qualify for screening specials. ”


  2. Posted October 14, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I was hoping Feministing would cover this story. Alicia Beltran, a pregnant Wisconsin woman told her doctor in a prenatal care visit about her prior use of painkillers and her efforts to stop taking painkillers on her own. She was then arrested and brought into court, in her initial court appearance she didn’t have an attorney, but her fetus did. She has been involuntarily detained at a rehab facility despite no actual evidence of drug use while pregnant. This was done under Wisconsin law, which gives the state the power to detain any pregnant woman who ‘habitually lacks self-control’ and poses a risk to the health of an egg, embryo, or fetus.


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