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There is so much point-missing in this condescending and disrespectful response to Sesali’s post yesterday. Not sure where Sesali dismissed the entire second wave, or advocated an apolitical “choose your choice” feminism, but hey, reading comprehension can be hard. Suffice to say: If this bullshit is your reaction to a black feminist offering a thoughtful personal reflection on the need for intersectionality and a loving take on a movement that has often excluded women like her, you have clearly skipped some required reading of your own. There may not be one right way to be a feminist, but, as Sesali wrote, “there are thousands of ways to do it wrong.” Thank you for providing such a shining example of one of them. Please sit down.

Feministing guest poster Silpa Kovvali on class, Girls, and Lena Dunham.

Indiana legislator argues that allowing college students to carry concealed weapons will protect women from sexual assault. Uh, yeah, that probably won’t work.

“Feminism is more than a headcount.”

The new rule preventing families from being separated for months due to our draconian immigration policies won’t help same-sex couples.

Happy birthday to the amazing Ann Friedman. We miss you, lady!

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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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