Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Texas lawmakers held a hearing today to pat themselves on the back for gutting reproductive health care in their state.

The Arizona Senate passed a bill creating a “right to discriminate” against LGBTQ people.

Watch Laverne Cox and Cece McDonald on Democracy Now.

An Iowa bill would allow women to sue their doctor if they regret their abortion.

Gov. Patrick of Massacusetts is going to sign an executive order to end the shackling of pregnant inmates. Meanwhile, New York is banning solitary confinement for pregnant inmates and those under 18.

Emails show that Gov. Scott Walker fired a competent woman doctor because she used to be a “thong model.”

Libya is going to offer compensation to women who were raped during the 2011 uprising.

Our resident Academic Feminist Gwen responds to Nick Kristof’s thoughts on engaged academics.

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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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