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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 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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