Weekly Feminist Reader

Yes, being a woman makes you poorer.

The Navajo Nation Council has voted against the Washington NFL team name.

Life as an invisible queer.

The 71 other companies (besides Hobby Lobby) who don’t want to cover your birth control.

More mothers are staying at home.

Same-sex marriage is legal in Iowa, but a lot of people still aren’t on board.

“Going to sleep hungry is kind of a lonely feeling.”

Surprise! Diverse countries do significantly better when a woman is at the helm.

“We will settle the Central Park Five case because a huge injustice was done.” – NYC Mayor de Blasio.

The debate over the (Paul) Ryan budget will be another debate about race.

On being polyamorous: “We’d make incredibly boring subjects for reality TV”.

“The left got 99 problems, but radicalism ain’t one.”

My body is wildly undisciplined and I deny myself nearly everything I desire.”

On parenting a non-girlie girl.

Twin Peaks and the origin of the dead woman TV trope.

The problem with “the kids in 2050 are going to be so good looking!!!!”

Stop believing everything white people say about Japan.

The death of Deaf culture.

I am a girl who codes.

“[His] art makes the assertion that women aren’t people.”

Where gang members and their female guards set the rules.

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

 tiny court Courtney is cheers-ing Derek Gordon.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted April 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Why “gag” about how beautiful the population will look in 2050? As a biracial woman, who will someday have biracial kids of my own, here is my response: http://womenworthy.blogspot.com/2014/03/biracial-beauty-is-real-message-to-my.html

  2. Posted April 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    “between sixty and seventy-five per cent of them were involved in “contraband smuggling and/or having sexual relationships with inmates.” According to the government, Tavon White had sexual relationships with four guards and fathered five children by them. (One of the guards had “Tavon” tattooed on her wrist; another had the name on her neck.) An inmate and gang member named Jamar Anderson was involved with five guards.”

    Prisoners can’t have sexual relations with a prison guard. That is rape even if the guards are never prosecuted for it and they probably won’t be.

  3. Posted April 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for rephrasing the bit about the kids in 2050. I would still like to share my thoughts as biracial woman, and the future parent of a multi-racial child, for whom the idea of biracial/multi racial beauty might still not be enough to combat the negative stereotypes she will be inevitably face.

    so here is my link to the piece “Biracial beauty is real. (A message to my future kids) http://womenworthy.blogspot.com/2014/03/biracial-beauty-is-real-message-to-my.html

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