What We Missed

A cool photo history of abortion rights in America.

Laurie Penny on her rape and the recent spate of victim-blaming in the media: “Non-consensual sex is rape, real rape, and good guys do it too, all the time, every day.”

An epic #longread by Ta-Nehisi Coates on fear of a black president and Barack Obama’s conservatism about race.

Lack of funding and a hostile political environment forces pro-choicers to engage in abortion exceptionalism, too.

“To put it crudely, feminist progress right now largely depends on the existence of the hookup culture.”

Gawker published hundreds of documents from Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital which contradict his public statements.

Go see SOMEWHERE BETWEEN, a documentary about four Chinese-American adopted teenage girls, when it opens tomorrow!

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) continues to say ridiculous things.

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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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