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Aww, look who wants to be seen as a moderate on reproductive rights now. Nice try, Mittens.

Amanda and Ann make the case that the #bindersfullofwomen meme risks obscuring the fact that seeking out female job candidates is a good thing. Even if that’s not exactly what Romney himself did.

This awesome third-grade girl is dressing up as a different historical figure every day.

An academic troll expert on Violentacrez: “Decrying trolls without at least considering the ways in which they are embedded within and directly replicate existing systems is therefore tantamount to taking a swing at an object’s reflection and hanging a velvet rope around the object itself.”

Is spousal notification going to be the next big anti-choice issue? OH HELL NO.

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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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