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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 an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/whumpusthing/ Melissa

    The “fil de calzon” article was definitely eye-opening, and a lot of the links in the article itself were equally eye-opening. (There was a great article about how some farmers’ market sellers are actually food wholesale buyers that resell at a higher price at farmers’ markets under false claims of growing it themselves.

  • http://feministing.com/members/louisas/ Louisa

    As a woman, I am pleased by this because I think gender equality is very important to women and men alike. I do wish, though, that women would not continue to be economically punished by the presence of men in the workplace, this is not a case of men working harder or longer or being more educated or simple better at a job, it is bias plain and simple. As a woman, I’m pleased by this Now that there are more women doctors, male doctors have moved into “research” because there is more cash involved. Nursing and teaching are both highly underpaid careers which deserve better.