Weekly Feminist Reader

In the [Susan] Sontag archives.

Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.”

Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it so far-fetched to believe that this ability to be who you want to be, together with the very real connections we make online, could make for a successful romantic future?”

“Surprise”: White men represented the largest proportion of solo interviews this year on Sunday morning talk shows.

Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, especially those forced into prostitution.

White supremacy isn’t a meeting of individuals in white hoods somewhere in the deep South.”

Check out this chart on income inequality near your zip code.

Ann Friedman on the GOP’s woman problem. Spoiler: they’re doing it wrong.

On the relationship between work culture and eating disorders.

20 ways not to be a gentrifier (in Oakland or anywhere, really.)

Yo soy AfroDominicana: Who decides what and who is Black enough?

Barney’s features trans models in their new ads this Spring.

Wendy Davis and her ladies: women who band together with other women threaten the status quo.

Word on the street is that there are no gay people in Sochi.

“Beyonce: when you smile affectionately and sing along with that lyric, you are propagating a cycle of humiliation, of rape, of violence that is still horrifically real for women all over the world.”

More female scientists, please.

Erasing black narratives: Kendrick, Macklemore, DOMA and the VRA.

Your haircut [shaved, buzzed, dyed, undyed, pixie, bangs,“alternative lifestyle hair”] is political.

Barack Obama was not prophecy.”

Daughter of a pornographer: “I experienced firsthand how confusing it can be to be exposed to sexual imagery as a child and not having it put into context.”

The first all-girls basketball team in the Palestinian refugee camp, Shatila.

Janet Mock on the shame associated with sex work, community and resilience.

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

 court smiling Courtney wants to be one of Wendy Davis’ ladies. 

Brooklyn, NY

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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