Weekly Feminist Reader

Traveling while black.

Body as a second language: navigating queer girl culture on the autism spectrum.

“I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn’t even be something that people find mildly surprising.” Tavi Gevinson interviews Lorde over at Rookie.

After a nuanced column on gun control, this journalist was swiftly banished from the spotlight.

The whiter the school, the more diverse the promotional materials.

You won’t see the female point of view represented in The Wolf of Wall Street… or for that matter in any of the other of the major Wall Street films so far.”

A year of conscientious female friendships.

One last thought on Duck Dynasty over at Salon: “Phil Robertson’s comments about gay and black people and social welfare… explain more about our country’s political culture than almost anything else that happened all year.”

Tom Daley and the ongoing conversation on bisexuality and its many layers.

The Grand Old Party has a jobs hypocrisy problem.

“Let the sassy black woman sidekick role sashay its way into 2014.” Nicki Minaj as the “side chick’s sidekick” in the new movie, The Other Woman. 

Why we should renounce the term “mentally ill”.

“I don’t at all have any shame about being sexual.” – Beyonce.

2013, the year of the “Movement Against Mansplaining“.

Top ten feminist articles of the year, from our very own Jessica Valenti.

The story of La Paloma is one reason why the House of Representatives should join the Senate and White House in passing comprehensive immigration reform in 2014.

New documentary, Sex/Now, highlights the evolution of sex and technology.

Cancer, animal cruelty, feminism and the choice to wear make-up.

Childhood asthma on the rise in poor communities of color.

“Can I, as a queer black trouble-maker and feminist too, operationalize revolution and/or progressive agendas?”

It’s 2014 and some girls in Malawi are still unable to go to school. This has to change.

Melissa Harris-Perry shows us how to own our mistakes and apologize.

University of Texas history professor Emilio Zamora says this new addition of Mexican-American classes and requirements in Texas is the biggest advance in Mexican-American studies education in a decade.

Five perspectives on the Ani Difranco plantation retreat mess.

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

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When Courtney’s not Feminst-ing, she’s chasing down couples to take their pictures for her project/movement “Queer in Public” (www.queerinpublic.tumblr.com). At all other times, she’s the Chief of Staff at The OpEd Project. She likes mountains, beer, karaoke, swimming and people watching.

When Courtney’s not Feminst-ing, she’s chasing down couples to take their pictures for her project/movement “Queer in Public” (www.queerinpublic.tumblr.com). At all other times, she’s the Chief of Staff at The OpEd Project. She likes mountains, beer, karaoke, swimming and people watching.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/myqueergirlfeelings/ BiFurious

    Long time lover and supporter of Feministing here, and I’m very disappointed to see a link to the NYT article on Tom Daley, which purportedly supports bisexuals while using scare quotes around the word biphobia. It also supports and justifies the biphobia of people like Dan Savage, cites that horrendous study of bisexual men, plays into the misogynist trope of fluid female sexuality, and is full to the brim of biphobia. Feministing already has a bi invisibility problem, so to see the little space afforded bisexual issues be such a problematic article is concerning to me.

    The overlap of feminism and bisexuality is such a rich area, and there is an enormous pool of feminist bisexual activists who are writing ground-breaking books and articles about bisexuality, feminism, trans* issues, racism, sexism, and the overlap of all of those things. I would love to see more of their work featured on Weekly Feminist Readers.

    • http://feministing.com/members/baxter/ Courtney Baxter

      Hi BiFurious. Thanks so much for commenting and for your support of Feministing. I would love to include work of the bisexual activists that you mentioned — could you point me in the right direction?