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Weekly Feminist Reader

Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces.

Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids.

Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL is a big fucking deal.

When you’re poor in America, hard work is just not enough 

What it’s like to visit your mom in prison on Mother’s Day.

Teju Cole brings helpful nuance to the #BringBackOurGirls conversations.

Humanizing a vast community through the simplicity of their faces.

Women writers and comedians on the choice not to have kids.

Even if you don’t care about sports, Michael Sam being the first openly ...

Vintage homophobia: Tips for when you meet a lesbian from 1988

Wowza, can you say “dated”?

This pamphlet, “When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Women,” was a handout in a women’s studies 103 class at the University of Wisconsin at Madison circa 1988.

Wowza, can you say “dated”?

This pamphlet, “When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Women,” was a handout in a women’s studies 103 class at the University of Wisconsin at Madison circa 1988.

Quote of the Day: “Being who you are can take practice”

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo — an excerpt from her new memoir — about her “big, long process” of coming out and growing into her own identity.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Brittney Griner fan. And she continues to impress with this lovely piece in Cosmo — an excerpt from her new memoir — about her “big, long process” ...

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Photos of the Day: “A celebration of those who choose to exist outside of the binary”

I’m loving this portrait series by photographer Meg Allen exploring “the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity” today. The project began with photos of her friends in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, and Allen describes her motivation like this:

It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage ...

I’m loving this portrait series by photographer Meg Allen exploring “the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity” today. The project began with photos of her friends in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, and Allen ...

Perez Hilton is #notyoursassygayfriend or mine

Perez Hilton showed his ass yesterday, in addition to the white male privilege that allows so many gay men like him to adopt caricatures of black women for their gender and sexuality performance. ​The king of internet shade and slander tweeted: “Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman.”

 You’d think that, by now, anyone with a Twitter account would have realized that you should keep black women out of your proverbial mouth unless you want your mentions to blow up like a celebrity sex tape (to put it in language that Perez gets). ​But obviously he missed that memo.

I won’t get into all the ways that this tweet was offensive. As was his refusal to ...

Perez Hilton showed his ass yesterday, in addition to the white male privilege that allows so many gay men like him to adopt caricatures of black women for their gender and sexuality performance. ​The king ...

Watch: Sports anchor quotes Audre Lorde in support of gay football player Michael Sam

Seriously, watch Dale Hansen of Dallas-Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate take down the hypocrisy of conservatives who are “uncomfortable” with the prospect of a gay player in the NFL. And be sure to get all the way to the glorious end when Hansen drops some Audre Lore on his viewers: “It is not our differences that divide us. It’s our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

Seriously, watch Dale Hansen of Dallas-Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate take down the hypocrisy of conservatives who are “uncomfortable” with the prospect of a gay player in the NFL. And be sure to get all the way ...

Congrats to the first trans Homecoming King in North Carolina

I don’t know what your experience was in high school, but when I look back on mine I vividly remember my emotional state fluidly moving between total acceptance and terror to step foot inside the building. I did ok for myself, but I certainly wasn’t Homecoming Queen (which could have something to do with the fact that I only attending one of four homecomings during my stint). High school is a mixed bag like that. I remember high school being a place where you couldn’t count on your peers to embrace you all the time, especially not if you were operating outside of traditionally defined gender binaries.

So I’d be lying if I said it didn’t restore my hope for teenaged ...

I don’t know what your experience was in high school, but when I look back on mine I vividly remember my emotional state fluidly moving between total acceptance and terror to step foot inside the building. I ...

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