Weekly Feminist Reader

“Marriage was a marker of historically anti-gay and anti-feminist normalcy“.

Ann Friedman on believing Dylan Farrow, and why who you believe depends on which story you recognize.

On the role of bystander intervention in preventing sexual assaults.

Why the absence of biracial representation in the media matters.

10 Years after Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty”.

Suey Park of #NotYourAsianSidekick defence of Twitter feminism.

Why are so many female Olympic athletes posing in lingerie?

What’s wrong with choosing to be gay?

Challenging the patriarchal Jewish orthodoxy from the inside.

Debunking homophobia: “To be a homophobe in 2014 is, increasingly, to find oneself on the fast track to social scorn.”

Title IX, Obama and ending rape on college campuses.

Snow didn’t paralyze Atlanta during the recent storms — racism did.

“White privilege was the invisible smoke in the room.”

Our own Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation on George Zimmerman’s fucked up “celebrity” boxing stunt.

A lot of people have been boycotting the Olympics because of the LGBT politics, but what about the racial case against the winter olympics?

“As a feminist, womanist, and queer POC, I understood all too well the importance of advocacy during times of medical vulnerability.”

A panel conversation between Anna Holmes and others on amplifying women’s voices in the media.

A testament to the resistance of ordinary black women: Gwendolyn Smith and Black History Month.

The forgotten story of Japanese American zoot suiters.

Four ways to push back against your privilege(s).

The Biggest Loser is all sorts of fucked up.

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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“What Do You Want The World To Look Like?” Pussy Riot Slam Trump in New Music Video

Pussy Riot, the kick-ass, controversial Russian all female pop-punk protest group, have released a new song and video titled “Make America Great Again,” featuring a NSFW, caustic, sharp, no-holds-barred imagining of America under Donald Trump.

Pussy Riot, the kick-ass, controversial Russian all female pop-punk protest group, have released a new song and video titled “Make America Great Again,” featuring a NSFW, caustic, sharp, no-holds-barred imagining of America under Donald Trump.