Weekly Feminist Reader

On deromanticizing the Civil Rights Movement with Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Lucas Johnson and Krista Tippett.

And really fucked up ways to honor Reverend King.

A language immersion day-care on Pine Ridge Reservation has helped to keep the Lakota language alive.

Elizabeth Hasselbeck asks if the rise of feminism is a threat to national security.

A trans woman in Louisiana helped repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance by daring the asshole-Councilman to own up to his beliefs and stone her.

Framing college as the pathway to economic mobility isn’t an answer (and in fact, is harmful to low-income, minority students.)

Why women’s team sports never manage to attract much attention, let alone success.

On coming out as a sexual assault survivor: “Until I told my mother I’d been raped, I’d never been so aware of the silence on the other end of a receiver.”

Black Nannies / White Children.

The myth of the deserving rich and why we like to watch rich people.

More reasons to love Janelle Monae.

“If you are an American who avoids understanding the force of racism, you are avoiding an understanding of yourself and your country.”

An artistic look at the history of sexual difference.

Annoyed that women are often just sidekicks in films, Gillian Robespierre made her own rom-com (that she claims isn’t only about abortion) and now it’s at Sundance!

“As the labor movement continues to.. build itself back up…it would do well to work even harder to integrate women into the leadership and the rank and file.”

Reacting to online misogyny: “Telling us to log off is basically telling us to stop existing.”

 It’s expensive to be poor.

Sorority leaders at Dartmouth College boycott rush because of it’s flawed process that “that stratifies the Dartmouth community along race, class, gender and sexual orientation.”

On chosen family: “We are still resisting flat images of ourselves by celebrating the depth of humanity within one another.”

Roxanne Gay’s thoughts on Jezebel’s bounty for Lena Dunham’s vogue photos.

The first ever summit for queer women in tech fields.

Why we don’t need another survey reinforcing stereotypes about Muslim women.

Finally, enough already with the Chris Christie fat jokes.

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

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  1. Posted January 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    In honor of MLK Jr. Day my friend will be playing songs associated with civil rights and black power movements during Music Historian’s Corner on CHIRP Radio. If anyone would like to listen it will be tomorrow 12-3pm on http://chirpradio.org/

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