Dal Gender and Women's Studies Collective

The Weekly Feminist Reader from Feministing.com is a great way to keep up to date on feminist news and happenings around the world! However it has a strong US focus. Read this weeks after the jump.

An Egyptian general admits that the military performed forced virginity tests on female protesters arrested at a demonstration last spring.

A depressing infographic on the maternal health care crisis in the U.S.

The Life Zone is a movie about women kidnapped from an abortion clinic and forced to give birth against their will. Supposedly, it offers a “powerful, anti-abortion climactic twist” which is surprising since, to me, it just sounds like the single most terrifying horror movie of all time. (h/t The Frisky)

Our own Jessica Valenti on Slutwalks and the future of feminism at the Washington Post.

Rihanna’s new video Man Down, which depicts the singer killing a man who had sexually assaulted her, sparks controversy. She defends it. More from the Crunk Feminist Collective and Ms. Magazine.

Samhita talks transnational feminism in an interview with Brown Girl Magazine.

A new report says the global War on Drugs is a total failure and we should end it now. The White House says not so fast.

Anna Holmes follows up on her awesome Twitter project with a column exploring therole of women in the Freedom Rides during the civil rights movement.

Loving Robyn so hard these days.

“What can you say about a “conceived in rape” tour?” Nothing. There are no words.

Community post about the conservative scrutiny and harassment of the “Weiner girls”: “What this whole situation has done is illuminated how little the right wingers think of young women. We couldn’t possibly be legitimately interested in politics, we must be sluttly little temptresses.”

Eva Rivera asks: “What if the star of “Pretty Woman” was a woman of color?”

“I could be a feminist and a Muslim.” A profile of Fatemeh Fakhraie of Muslimah Media Watch.

Rep. Barney Frank calls out sexism: “There is no question that the effort to demonize Elizabeth Warren is in part because a woman shouldn’t be telling bankers what to do.”

Male birth control: Could it finally happen?

Dana Goldstein says Jill Abramson, the new NYT executive editor, is an unabashedly feminist journalist. Yay!

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