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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Traveling while black. Body as a second language: navigating queer girl culture on the autism spectrum. “I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn’t even be something that people find mildly surprising.” Tavi Gevinson interviews Lorde over at Rookie. After a [...]
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Malawi’s urgent window of feminist opportunity

TweetIf you don’t know about President Joyce Banda, now’s the time to introduce yourself. Banda, named one of the eight most fascinating Africans of 2012 by The New Yorker, came into office in April of last year after her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, passed away. Her roots are deep in feminist grassroots activism. Before becoming [...]
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Malawi’s first woman president vows to repeal anti-gay laws

TweetJoyce Banda, who became Malawi’s first female president last month, is hitting the ground running. In her first state of the nation address, she announced that as “a matter of urgency” she’ll seek to repeal the country’s laws criminalizing homosexuality. Banda seems to have enough support in parliament to get the laws overturned, but Malawi [...]
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