Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Love Ann Friedman’s ode to friendship this Valentine’s Day.

South African Olympian Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius was charged with murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. There are conflicting reports that police were called to Pistorius’ home for incidents of domestic violence in the past.

I’ve got a piece in the latest Bitch magazine on VAWA and Native American women. You should subscribe to get the full issue, which has an awesome cover.

Jill Filipovic shares much of Zerlina’s critique of #1BillionRising but agrees that the movement’s invitation to dance is powerful and can even be viewed as radical.

In the song, “Karate Chop,” rapper Lil’ Wayne raps, “beat that [expletive] up like Emmett Till” and naturally people are pretty upset.

Jessica Luther on romance novels and masculinity.

I love me some kid president! Here’s a Valentine’s Day song starrting Kid President and his two awesome Lennon, and Maisy.

Illinois State Senate passes marriage equality bill. Next stop is the House.

Senate Republicans upheld a filibuster against Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel.


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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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