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On this momentous day–while Republican lawmakers compare it to 9/11 attacks and Pearl Harbor–be sure to spread the word about no-cost birth control and the other important new preventive care benefits women now have, before heading out to your local “crazy free birth control slut orgy“!

Today is the first day of World Breastfeeding Week. Read 10 facts about breastfeeding from the WHO. Remember that shaming women for their breastfeeding choices is never OK.

DC is now paying people to take HIV tests.

An open letter to Rachel Maddow: stop calling opposition to rape and incest abortion exceptions “extreme”.

Zerlina thinks this is the most amazing thing on the internet today. And I tend to agree.

Haters need to shut up about Gabby Douglas’ hair.

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Maya Dusenbery is an 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 previously been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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