Weekly Feminist Reader

More reasons to love Beyonce.

On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scoutsbut can we really call it progress?

#RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party all night with the ‘sluts,’ but some folks couldn’t abide the ‘whores’ from the other side of privilege town.”

On race, skin color, self-acceptance, and mentorship.

Trymaine Lee on how poor, black and brown children are bearing the brunt of school closures and failing education systems.

On the relationship between creativity and poverty: ”New York – and San Francisco, London, Paris and other cities where cost of living has skyrocketed are…’the vast gated communities where the one percent reproduces itself’.”

The Prancing Elites, a gay male dancing troop, causes an unwarranted stir with some homophobic backlash in an annual Christmas Day parade.

Miley and Lean In and Wendy Davis and more big stories from 2013.

Life under Russia’s gay propaganda ban.

Google Street View captures images of poverty in America.

Feminist musician Ani Difranco hosts a music retreat…on one of the largest historical former plantations in the south. Really, Ani?

Melissa Harris-Perry and friends discuss what the Duck Dynasty controversy says about LGBT rights and race relations in America in 2013.

Seventeen of the best FLOTUS moments of the year.

Representation of queer women of color in this new documentary “Lucky”, on life as a homeless mom.

“39 Questions for White People”: art as a means for conversations on white privilege.

Journalists of color to watch in the new year.

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

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One Comment

  1. Posted December 30, 2013 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    Since this went up, Ani’s plantation mess, I mean “righteous retreat”, has been canceled. But with much whining. (From her.) Gotta love white fauxminism.

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