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Senate committee hearing on military sexual assault with mostly men

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing today on sexual assault in the military, and this is what it looked like. (For previous editions of Old White Dudes Debate Women’s Rights in Congress, see here and here.)

The real deal on oral sex, HPV, and cancer. tl;dr: Get vaccinated!

A sixth-grader from Tennessee who was bullied speaks out against the state’s anti-gay bills.

Yesterday, Beatriz had a C-section–which, of course, means that she effectively had an abortion.

The National Women’s Law Center has filed federal complaints against five major institutions for violating the gender discrimination protections in the health care reform law.

Yes, god forbid a little boy would ever say, “I want to be a girl, so I can help people and save the world!”

New York Gov. Cuomo and a broad coalition of advocates are pushing an important bill protecting a whole slew of women’s rights.

Lindy West on the rape threats she’s gotten after critiquing rape jokes.

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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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