Indigenous women

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: International Women’s Day

Indigenous womenHappy International Women’s Day!

Here’s an awesome image recognizing the work of indigenous women from F.A.I.R Media.

Listen to the UN’s official “One Woman” song.

A reminder of IWD’s roots in the Left.

16 of history’s most rebellious women.

Melinda Gates at CNN on why we celebrate IWD.

The UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet calls for an end to gender-based violence: “Enough is enough.”

A beautiful photo essay celebrating tribal women around the world.

Seven depressing charts showing how we’re still far from equality.

It’s not just about “women”–our advocacy efforts must think “about gender in a broader sense, as a dynamic system of power relations.”

Ten fierce women profiled by Mother Jones.

Join Amnesty International in sending messages of solidarity to women in the Middle East and North Africa.

A few ways gender equality could change the world.

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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,, 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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