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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 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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