Weekly Feminist Reader

A more diverse medical profession means better care for a diverse America.

Five years after Dr. Tiller’s murder, abortion clinics remain at risk.

The price of a sex-slave rescue fantasy.

Are you shocked?  Google is overwhelmingly white and male.

Getting girls to code: “what if, instead of trying to guess at what might get girls interested in technology, we looked at what’s already on their screens?”

Department of Homeland Security documents reveal that trans travelers were subjected to heightened scrutiny when passing through airport security checkpoints.

A reflection on #YesAllWomen and abuse.

Female singers in Iran face the toughest taboos.

In 2010 the Miami Gardens Police department stop and frisked half of the city’s population.

What if we admitted to children that sex is primarily about pleasure?

On remembering Maya Angelou.

And this is how Maya, herself, wanted to be remembered.

“Sluts”—a campus stigma that has almost nothing to do with students’ real sexual experiences, but everything to do with their social class.

The mundane and monumental unraveling of deportation.

“Certain stimuli can force sexual-assault survivors to relive their trauma. Here’s how not to do the wrong thing.

Lupita Nyong’o has optioned film rights to Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling novel “Americanah.”

Living life as a QWOC (in denial) in the beauty pageant world.

What not to say to an egg donor.

“I am writing this to make sure that you [world] know that you cannot throw black girls away—they are not disposable.”

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

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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