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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl publishes a controversial cartoon criticizing FGC. The North Dakota Senate has approved a ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive in the country. Both cops involved in Kimani Gray’s murder had already been named in federal lawsuits. The Middle East’s first women’s museum has opened in Dubai. [...]
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The New Scarlet Letter

TweetSixteen-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle published a measured and searingly honest piece on teenage slut shaming as part of WNYC’s Radio Rookies program. Many a seasoned, mainstreamed journalist could learn from her intelligent, clear coverage of sexual harassment and cyberbullying. She details a single case of a 14-year-old whose boyfriend posted a sexually explicit video of her [...]
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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 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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Social Media and the End of Gender?

TweetIn my other life, I work as a social media consultant and spend ridiculous amounts of time consuming information about how social media transforms the way we communicate with others. It’s undeniably a powerful tool, has become one of our international grassroots eyes and ears (see: Egypt and Iran) and allows many of us to [...]
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