Weekly Feminist Reader

Do you know about Anita Hill?

Cameroon has been quietly locking up LGBT people for years with little international attention.

The last rural abortion clinics in Texas just shut down.

It’s a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators — especially of white women.”

On dealing with constant micro-aggressions within a bi-racial family.

Homo queer fag bear daddy” (and 26 other portraits challenging sexual identities). 

Anti-gay teacher contracts in the Cincinnati Archdiocese school system.

Wish this wasn’t cause for a pat on the back, but three cheers for the Kentucky Attorney General who says he won’t defend the gay marriage ban.

In honor of International Women’s Day yesterday, here are some badass lady authors to know.

And 15 important Muslim women from history.

These women haven’t won Nobel Peace prizes [yet], but they’re still rocking the world.

The Dali Lama supports gay marriage.

“Am I bad feminist if I don’t take a stand on every issue?”

Women aren’t even paying themselves fairly.

Fake magazine covers that express real inequality.

Incredibly moving story of a family’s experience with Autism: “But it can get so lonely, talking to yourself…you have to live in the world.”

True Detective women’s problem: “The ladies are essentially either spiteful jezebels, scorned wives or dead whores.”

On queering immigration: “Queers, whether we were born here or elsewhere, should know what it feels like to be an outsider.”

On the breast cancer racial gap.

What Sheryl Sandberg, Condoleezza Rice, and Anna Maria Chávez want you to know.

Menstruation: something that’s to be avoided at best, or, worse, looked down upon.

The baby dolls of Mardi Gras: sex workers in New Orleans.

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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Boehner and Rep. Franks

First up on the new Congress’ agenda: Ban abortion after 20 weeks

On its very first day back in session, the new Congress got straight to work on the issue most important to the majority of Americans the small, vocal minority of anti-choice activists who control the Republican party: passing an unconstitutional ban on abortion. Representatives reintroduced the 20-week abortion ban that cleared the House in 2013 — and which now has a chance of making it through the Senate. ThinkProgress reports:

On Tuesday, the very first day of the 114th Congress, two lawmakers introduced a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks, in direct violation of the protections afforded under Roe v. Wade. Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reintroduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the ...

On its very first day back in session, the new Congress got straight to work on the issue most important to the majority of Americans the small, vocal minority of anti-choice activists who control the Republican party: passing ...