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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet (We haven’t been able to find a transcript for this video. If anyone is able to post one in the comments we’d be very grateful!) Some mainstream media recognition for Renisha. Surviving in Numbers: “the silence is the worst part.” Sarah Palin and the right’s obsession with slavery. This data on abortion didn’t come [...]
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Chen Guangcheng, reproductive rights activist

TweetHave you guys heard about Chen Guangcheng? He’s a blind Chinese human rights lawyer and activist who has been occupying the news recently after making a dramatic late-night escape from his home, where he was being kept under house arrest against his will by the Chinese government. The reason for his years-long imprisonment (made famous [...]
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What China’s new marriage law has to do with American social conservatism

TweetLast month, a new interpretation of Chinese law went into effect that awards ownership of property bought before marriage to the original buyer, rather than to the couple jointly, as the law had previously been. It’s easy to see how this change would mostly affect women, and could threaten the economic security of divorced Chinese [...]
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