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Jocelyn Elders

An oldie but goodie from former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, who was removed because she was an outspoken advocate for contraception and sex ed and believed that masturbation was a healthy part of sexuality.

I’m a little tired of talking about feminism to men too.

Well-known designer, stylist, and former model L’Wren Scott passed away yesterday. But the way the media told it, “she was first and foremost ‘Mick Jagger’s girlfriend.‘”

The gender politics of “My Husband’s Stupid Record Collection.”

Eight stories of everyday sexism experienced by female journalists.

The originator of the “what were you wearing when you were assaulted?” Twitter convo: “We can’t lose sight of the fact that an incredible thing happened that night.”

The Independent is refusing to review any books marketed to only one gender.

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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/mojw/ Melanie

    “I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car salesman showing off a shiny new sedan, explaining all of its bells and whistles.”

    Yes. That “tired of talking about feminism to men” piece hits so close to home. And of course the first comment on her piece is a man lecturing her about rape culture. *bangs head against a wall*

  • http://feministing.com/members/storminateacup/ Jo

    L’Wren Scott’s death was announced on the BBC Breakfast News here in the UK as ‘The Rolling Stones have cancelled a concert in Australia following the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend’ (not an exact quote). She’s not someone I was aware of, being neither a fashion follower, nor into the celebrity magazines, so I don’t know whether she just wasn’t that well-known in the UK, but the whole news item was focussed on whether more of the planned concerts in Australia & New Zealand might be cancelled, which in itself seems a very odd thing for us to be interested in – concerts literally on the other side of the world!