Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah. Western education is sin, it is forbidden, women must go and marry.” – The leader of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in a video officially claiming responsibility for taking Nigeria’s kidnapped girls.

Jamilah Lemieux on that terrible SNL skit about slave rape.

Pregnancy, birth, and abortion rates among US teenagers continue to fall.

Read Gabourey Sidibe’s speech at the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Gala.

Uh, yeah, I love sports, but the claim that professional sports is “the most progressive force in America” is absurd.

A history of trigger warnings.

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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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