What We Missed

As several readers have alerted us, there are Romney campaign ads popping up on the site. Obviously, we didn’t choose them, but if the Romney campaign would like to spend ad money attempting to sway Feministing readers to their side, we’re actually totally cool with that.

At Room for Debate, Jennifer Pozner weighs in on how truly awful reality TV is.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall on creating the first women’s studies program at a historically black college.

A California high school’s secret “Fantasy Slut League” is just as bad as it sounds.

“The Romney-Ryan ticket represents a constricted and backward-looking vision of America: the privatization of the public good.”

An awesome letter to Dwell magazine from an eight-year-old girl.

The Todd Akin gaffes just keep coming.

We’ll be live-tweeting the debate tonight–join us!

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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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