Feminist Weekly: Father's Day 2013 Edition


Editor's Note: Every Thursday, I'll be rounding up my favorite pieces from the past week so that PolicyMic Pundits can more easily read and comment on the great content being written about sex, sexuality, gender, and race in politics and culture, in addition to updates from our community and GIFs galore! You can subscribe to get updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Highlights This Week:

As my Google Calendar just reminded me, Father’s Day is nearly upon us. Though I’ve had my hands full planning our next week of special content, I took it upon myself to assign myself a story for this upcoming Sunday: “X Reasons My Father Made Me a Feminist.”

Unfortunately, Maxwell Love beat me to it with his heartfelt ode to his own father. 

I’ve joked before that I am the nuclear family's worst nightmare: A child of divorce, raised by one of those new-fangled female breadwinners and a stay-at-home dad, who went on to undermine the patriarchy from 9 to 5 each day. But none of that would have been possible without my loving, supportive, totally non-traditional family.

Though I’m not normally one for public proclamations, I’d like to take this time to say thank you to my own feminist father for everything he’s provided for me. Happy Father’s Day, all.

Updates From Our Pundits:

Nancy Northup, the president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, published an op-ed at PolicyMic on Monday to rally support for the Bill of Reproductive Rights. Check it out here!

Sarah Galo’s piece on The Bell Jar was picked up by Salon. Congrats, Sarah!

Pundit Brittany Oliver had her response to a non-supporter of Planned Parenthood published in the Baltimore Sun.

What did you do last week? I’ll share any outstanding writing achievements in our community, and highlight the great work that all of our Pundits do offline as well. If you have anything you’d like for me to include about yourself or a fellow PM writer, please send it along!

Must Reads From Last Week: 

Will This New Website Force the Mainstream Media to Listen to Youth Activists? (Yash Bhutada) — A new digital platform for activists, artists, and writers under the age of 26 hopes to build a global community of social justice storytelling. Old-school outlets, take note.

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