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How much do we love Rihanna? [Via]

“Dear daughter-You should know that you are hated.”

Find out which 17 states would immediately ban abortion if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Bryce Covert and Catalyst
respond to that Atlantic article claiming that the economy biased against men.

If you haven’t yet seen the photos of that Swedish female genital cutting cake, they’re really that bad.

Racialicious has a couple great takes on Girls and racial diversity in TV.

Vanessa Williams writes about getting an abortion as a teen in her new memoir. This is considered by some to be a “bombshell” revelation.

Who better to take on Katie Roiphe’s bullshit than professional dominatrixes?

Megan Carpentier can tell you what it’s like to get a transvaginal ultrasound.

Despicable: An NYPD cop who took naked photos of a rape victim will be allowed to keep his pension.

Don’t miss Melissa Harris-Perry’s roundtable on “being transgender in America.”

s.e. smith puts the Secret Service scandal in historical context. “What is more surprising, that Secret Service agents avail themselves of sex workers in possible violation of the law and certain violation of agency policy, or that they think they can get away with not paying them?”

It’s been one year since the French ban on veiling went into effect.

“You know when I will believe that our society values housekeeping and childcare? When men do it.”

A couple of posts on dating while fat and feminist.

Julia Serano sets Ms. straight: Nope, trans feminism is not a conundrum.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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