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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet New campaign works to humanize horrifying reproductive rights statistics. On Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control is your boss’s business. Tomorrow, join us and repro health advocates for a digital Google Hangout rally! “Birth control is [...]
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White privilege, the new girl in yoga class, and the intersections of fat discrimination

Tweet When I first read Jen Caron’s piece about the fat black woman in her yoga class, I cracked up. Perhaps I’ve been desensitized to white people finding issue with black people when they share spaces that they subconsciously accept to be for whites only–6 years at predominantly white universities will do that to you. [...]
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Gabby Sidibe throws expert shade at weight critics

Tweet After her Golden Globe appearance, Gabourey Sidibe was the target of some nasty comments about her weight and general appearance. Gabby, who broke onto the scene for her role in Precious and was a regular on this season of American Horror Story: Coven, had a couple of slick responses ready. To people making mean [...]
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Video: Seeing the beauty in fat

TweetWe get taught in our culture that thin is attractive and fat isn’t, so it can take work to undo that training. I know we often say that “all bodies are beautiful” and can come in “all shapes and sizes” but I think we all know plenty of people who say that and do not [...]
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Case of 11 year old girl shows we shouldn’t use BMI testing in schools to shame kids

TweetAn 11 year old girl in Florida was given a health assessment at school by the Collier County Health Department. The assessment included a BMI (Body Mass Index) test and the results came back that she was overweight. She was sent home with a letter that included the dangers of being overweight and stated she was [...]
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