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Tweet by Obama with text "Clear eyes, full hearts" with image of Obama throwing football.
Can’t lose, Mr. President. Can’t lose.

Men are increasingly entering traditionally women-dominated professions. As one male dental assistant says, “The way I look at it is that anything, basically, that a woman can do, a guy can do.”

Good point from Jamelle Bouie: For women, social issues are economic issues.

Missouri passed a bill allowing employers or health insurance providers to deny coverage for birth control or abortion if it violates their moral convictions.

So awesome: Melissa Harris-Perry talks to a panel of actual young women about feminism today and if 2012 might be the year of the young woman.

Women farmworkers refer to the fields in California as “fil de calzon” or the fields of panties because sexual harassment is so widespread.

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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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