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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Queering sex-ed: what you need to know about sex between cis women. It’s time to abolish the Asian American model minority myth. Swooning over Sonia Sotomayor. “For too long, we, black gurls, have moved though the world with┬áthe imposed burden of being unlovable and undesirable.” Tweet
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School bans boy from using My Little Pony bag because it’s a “trigger for bullying”

TweetThis story is totally enraging. It’s almost funny but it’s heart-breaking. It’s the story about a school which overtly sanctions bullying and punishes the student who gets bullied; a school which condones violence but prohibits the use of a My Little Pony bag. It’s a story of official and institutionalized victim-blaming, gender-policing, cowardice and cruelty. [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAn epidemic of female suicide is sweeping Afghanistan. Hunter “Most Hated Man on the Internet” Moore is being sued for his “revenge porn” site. The Steubenville rapists’ super predictable defense? “She wanted it.” Jessica on why Zerlina’s stance against rape as natural and inevitable is so important. After you’ve read that, thank Zerlina for her [...]
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The importance of new data on anti-trans violence and suicidality

TweetThe people behind research studies usually only get mentioned in the feminist internets when the research was framed poorly in the press, or when the study asks a question that packs sexist assumptions. Which is too bad, because there are some bomb researchers out there doing really vital work. I was reminded of this when [...]
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Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in prison

TweetIn a rather lenient sentencing, a New Jersey judge sentenced Dharun Ravi to 30 days in jail also suggesting that he not be deported. This is a probationary sentence for Ravi, who earlier this year was convicted of bias intimidation and a handful of other hate crimes for bullying his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi. Why [...]
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