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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 an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/lpfischer/ Lars Fischer

    I liked the NY Times piece – it makes some good points. But then she had to go an end it with “fathers can be mothers, too.”

    *sigh*

    Being a responsible parent does not make you a mother. It makes you just that – a responsible parent.