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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism. Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little. White is the new white. Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help. Negotiating multiple identities on Buffy. Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan talked with The Hairpin about #solidarityisforwhitewomen. Sex, power, and tips. An open letter to [...]
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British MP George Galloway defends Assange: It’s not rape if she’s asleep

TweetTrigger warning What a week. It looks like Todd Akin isn’t the only one who needs to be schooled on what constitutes as rape. As Akin resists the pressure to withdraw from his senatorial campaign in Missouri, more news revealed that British MP George Galloway has come out with a pretty alarming defense of Julian Assange’s [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Around the world, supporters of three members of  the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot prepare to protest Friday’s verdict. This is a good idea, since the lawyers representing the three women say there is no chance they will be found not-guilty. The New York Times editorial board on what could happen to the women of Afghanistan when American troops leave. [...]
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Breaking: Assange to be extradited to Sweden to answer sexual crime allegations

TweetThe ABC reports: Two judges at the High Court in London have upheld a Swedish request for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange so he can be questioned over alleged sexual crimes. The 40-year-old Australian citizen is accused of the rape and sexual assault of two former volunteers for his WikiLeaks organisation. Mr Assange [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh In: Nobel peace prize edition

Tweet WikiLeaks’ Australian founder Julian Assange, pictured above holding an Australian peace award he received in May of this year. The Nobel Peace Prize nominees for 2011 were recently announced, and there were a few surprises in the bunch.  241 candidates, have been nominated for this year’s award, which, in addition to Arab Spring superstars [...]
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