What We Missed

Two really important and moving videos about Savita Halappanavar, who died– no, was killed– after miscarrying 17 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors in Ireland refused to abort the fetus.

Why the term “Friend Zone” has a misogynistic undertone.

Ohio ignores sex ed so it can focus on War on Women.

Protests held around the world against Israel’s assault on Gaza, including one in Tel Aviv, which drew hundreds of people.

A six-year-old girl writes a letter to Hasbro, calling them out for all-male games.


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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/suomi/ Ian

    A straight buddy of mine complained about being in the “friendzone” with a woman we knew despite all the stuff he did for her. He said this when I, a gay man, was helping him study.

    Just to repeat that. He, a person attracted to women, complained about helping a woman who did not have sex with him in return. He did this at the same time that I, a person attracted to men, was helping him without asking him to have sex in return.

    I held my tongue. Sorry, I probably should’ve said something.