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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Feministing Reads: What Why I Am Not A Feminist Gets Wrong About Feminism

In her new book, Why I Am Not A Feminist (Melville House, 2017), Jessa Crispin lambasts the contemporary feminist movement for its supposed lack of criticality and nuance. It’s particularly disappointing, then, that Why I Am Not A Feminist provides neither.

In her new book, Why I Am Not A Feminist (Melville House, 2017), Jessa Crispin lambasts the contemporary feminist movement for its supposed lack of criticality and nuance. It’s particularly disappointing, then, that Why I Am Not ...

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: A man disguised as President Trump takes part in a rally called 'I Am A Muslim Too' in a show of solidarity with American Muslims at Times Square on February 19, 2017 in New York City.  A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Why Trump’s “Merit-Based” Immigration Policy Will Hurt Women

As immigration raids continue to occur across the nation, the Trump administration has announced several new policies which would shift our immigration system to be increasingly merit-based.

As immigration raids continue to occur across the nation, the Trump administration has announced several new policies which would shift our immigration system to be increasingly merit-based.