What We Missed

More than a thousand Native American and First Nations activists staged a flash mob at the Mall of America this weekend. The action was organized by Idle No More, which is calling on all people “to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water.”

“For the first time in my life I am fat, female, and unashamed.”

Gerda Lerner, who helped make women’s history a legitimate subject of study, died yesterday.

Over the holiday, Michigan and Virginia’s Govs quietly signed anti-choice bills into law.

The new issue of Dissent is all about feminism, and it looks great.

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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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