Weekly Feminist Reader

Consent, the mixtape:  “To say that love is the overriding theme of pop music is misleading.”

A step by step of what the Hobby Lobby / personhood Supreme Court case really means.

Poverty and fatherhood in Camden, New Jersey.

A portrait of trans artists changing the landscape of contemporary art. 

Growing up black in the whitest city in America.

Women riding public transportation.

Mark Joyella on facing the stigma of his mental illness.

How to suppress women’s coding.

A tale of two cities: “foodies” and food workers.

A portrait of domestic violence.

Why the “Divergent” rape scene matters.

Getting by“: intimate portraits of poverty in America.

Interview with a trans positive porn activist.

In defense of a college course on Miley Cyrus.

Gender and power in the (professional) kitchen: how women become executive chefs.

There’s a lot of work to do in Japan: the imbalanced “m-curve” of women in the workplace.

Hi, New York State Department of Education: there was actually more than one woman in history.

Slut, the play, is coming to a city near you.

Advancing LGB and T rights in Lebanon.

Four months after she came out to her trusted guidance counselor, the woman was arrested for sexual misconduct.

Mary Virginia Jones, a 74 year old black woman in California, has been freed after 32 years in prison.

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

tiny court Courtney misses 3LW.

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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  • http://feministing.com/members/smash/ smash

    Rachel Moran’s ted talk Real Men Don’t Pay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bkpotR3L4k

  • http://feministing.com/members/andejoh/ John

    Here’s another program to get guys on board with women’s issues.

    http://heforshe.org/

  • http://feministing.com/members/melimeloo/ Melissa

    I read the article on Medium.com about the rape scene in the Divergent movie, and I was glad that the author found something positive out of the scene. However, I disagree not just because I don’t think a rape scene – especially one that was added in just for the movie – can be positive – but also because I felt she was misreading the movie. When she says that the community is congratulating her for fighting off Four during the simulated rape, Tris actually only appears to be awake. The truth is that she still has one more fear to face, that of being ordered to shoot her family members. I wrote about it in more detail in a three-part series: http://www.yabookshelf.com/2014/03/rape-culture-in-the-divergent-movie-heres-why-it-matters-part-1/