Feminist Weekly: Before You Go to Feminist Summer Camp, Catch Up On Your Reading!


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:

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Updates From Our Pundits:

The Atlantic Wire explains why the New York Public Library is being sued, and cites Jewelyn Cosgrove's PolicyMic article which “stressed the importance of "preserv[ing] the very nature of public use libraries." Congrats, Jewelyn!

Rachel Grate thinks Cosmo is becoming a more feminist magazine. Cosmo editor Joanna Coles agrees.

Salon picked up Brittany Oliver's piece, “6 Most Influential Women Writers You’ve Never Heard Of.” (And Random House Tweeted it!) May their work be more widely read now.

Miss Representation shared Saudi Garcia’s celebration of the 41st anniversary of Title IX on Twitter.

Happy to see that an old piece of mine criticizing the Daily Mail for its repugnant coverage of street harassment may no longer be necessary

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!

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Must Reads From Last Week:

Just Wait For the Conservative Reaction to Same-Sex Divorce (Steven Romeo,@romancingromeo) — Many effects of the DOMA ruling, like what will become of divorced same-sex couples, remain unclear.

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