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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Bey is on the cover of Ms., giving the feminist blogosphere another month to police her feminism and then yell at itself for this policing. Read Kiera Wilmot’s story in her own words. Advertisers can’t ignore the #FBrape campaign. Prosecuting Ariel Castro for murdering a fetus will endanger pregnant women. Kanye raps against mass [...]
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What’s the deal with Facebook’s new ‘Women Connect’ campaign?

Tweet Hmmm, dear Feministing readers, how do we feel about this? Facebook recently released an application called “Women Connect” to raise awareness and promote women’s causes worldwide. According to Facebook, the application is part of their “Diversity campaign” and is meant to be “an online platform for organizations and causes to connect and share information [...]
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Facebook removes rape “joke” pages

TweetWell, it’s about damn time. Violet Blue reports: It only took two long months, over 186,000 signatures on a petition to Mark Zuckerberg, and finally a furious Twitter campaign to get Facebook to remove Pages that graphically celebrated and encouraged rape and sexual violence. This time, anyway. Unfortunately this was not the first time Facebook [...]
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Facebook recognizes civil unions and domestic partnerships

TweetFacebook took a big step this week in their decision to allow people to identify as being “in a civil union” or “in a domestic partnership.” ZDNet offers their take in “The country of Facebook recognizes civil unions” as well as a note on the limitations of the new feature: Functionally the change is minor [...]
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Facebook’s “stalker” application.

Tweet“Stalking” seems to have become the stand-in word for checking someone out on Facebook. I have been thinking a lot about how it says so much about how we feel about viewing other people’s information on Facebook. Information on Facebook is volunteered information and Facebook has several privacy settings (albeit hard to use sometimes), but [...]
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