Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

It’s the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, but pregnancy discrimination is definitely not a thing of the past.

Motherhood in childhood.

Food stamp cuts are creating a “hunger cliff” tomorrow.

“However well-intentioned this recommendation is, telling women to avoid alcohol in order to protect against rape actually gives sexual predators the license to operate.”

One of the members of the #Dream30 will be deported to Mexico.

A critical take on a a new website that mixes social networking with STD testing.

Why aren’t there more female libertarians?

“Unfortunately, peace has long been regarded as men’s work, and the Nobel Peace Prize is still a bit of a boys club.”

On horror films and feminism.

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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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