Weekly Feminist Reader

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Weekly Feminist Reader

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Joyce Banda became Malawi’s first woman president.

Oh, the good old days: When you could have an abortion without anyone calling you slut.

Lynn Parramore argues that the era of the female hero has arrived.

The Atlantic profiles the stories of six Pakistani women.

This Roxane Gay piece on The Hunger Games, rape, and strong women is required reading. (Trigger warning.)

How 25 National Magazine Award nominations went to 25 male writers–and what needs to change so that doesn’t happen again.

Check out Jamia Wilson’s personal hair journey at Rookie.

Teyonah Parris, Don Draper’s new secretary, talks to Vulture about playing the first major black character on Mad Men.

“The simple truth is that what happened in Sanford, Florida, is a tragedy law cannot mend.”

Important piece at Colorlines on how voter ID laws affect women voters.

The next time you’re looking for a good flick about female friendship, check out the 163 comments on this Feministe thread.

Good: Planned Parenthood is suing Texas for excluding them from the state’s women’s health program.

“We have trouble, in our culture, with any love that isn’t based on sex or blood.” A wonderful piece on friendship between men and women.

Somali refugee women often face sexual violence outside the home and reproductive coercion within it.

What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week?

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