Today’s Lady News: #NotYourAsianSidekick Blows Up Twitter

  • The hashtag discussion #NotYourAsianSidekick blew up on Twitter over the weekend, and drew attention to the marginalization of Asian-American women in feminism. The hashtag was started by Suey Park, an organizer and writer. [BBC, Salon]
  • What R. Kelly teaches us about how sexual predators choose and silence their victims. [Think Progress]
  • A woman working on behalf of women’s affairs at the Indian Consulate in New York City was arrested for paying her nanny $3.13 an hour. Uh, you’re doing feminism wrong, lady. [Jezebel]
  • Chilean president Michele Bachelet has been reelected. [New York Times]
  • On Beyoncé and “bottom bitch feminism.” [Real Colored Girls]
  • Are white feminists mad at Beyonce? [The Gloss]
  • On loving Beyonce as a Black woman. [Salon]
  • Feminist sex educator Betty Dodson spoke to journalist Melissa Gira Grant about self-pleasure, Eve Ensler, and the ongoing feminist sex wars. [Truth Out]
  • Here are 11 pro-choice successes we saw in 2013! [RH Reality Check]
  • Egyptian women are learning martial arts to ward off harassment. [Times Live South Africa]
  • On privilege discomfort and why we need to get over it. [Feminspire]
  • Camille Paglia has something sure to be incendiary in TIME about feminism. [TIME]
  • On why Rashida Jones’ slut-shaming of female pop stars is bad but not necessarily anti-feminist. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Actress and Oscar winner Joan Fontaine who appeared in the Hitchcock films “Suspicion” and “Rebecca” died at 96. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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