Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In North Carolina, lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow any boss to decide if employees can access affordable birth control, rolling back the clock on decades of progress. So women’s health advocates showed up to protest the bill dressed in retro attire. Their mantra? “We like watching Mad Men but we don’t want to live in it.”

Now that it’s been renewed for a second season, how are we feeling about The Mindy Project? Perhaps you find it subversive and sexy; perhaps it has broken your heart one too many times.

Charges against Keira Wilmot have been dropped.

Rachel Maddow, you could not be more perfect (re: Pat Robertson’s bizarre, sexist cheating rant).

New research shows that migration increases autonomy and prosperity for the majority of adolescent girls in developing countries.

As Sarah Posner asked, what’s more shocking here, the pay disparity between men and women, or how much all these lobbyist get paid?

This feminist prank story has an awesome feel-good ending.

No, Congressman, legalized abortions don’t cause school shootings.

What do actual *teens* think about access to emergency contraception?

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she had a preventative double mastectomy, s.e. smith writes about having the same genetic mutation but being unable to afford the procedures Angelina had.

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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