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NASA rejection letter from 1962

A 1962 letter from the NASA advising an aspiring female space explorer that they have no program for women astronauts “nor do we contemplate any such plan.”

Women and people of color are still under-represented in media–and progress has stalled.

The Texas House gave final approval to their terrible anti-choice bill, and it could be voted on in the Senate as early as Friday. Meanwhile Texans are getting thrown out of the hearings, and Santorum is getting into the battle, because that’s just what this drama needs.

“By slipping into the opposite gender’s role, we have become more equal.”

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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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