Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Laverne Cox talks about her childhood and how it got better.

Good news: Congress is poised to approve more funding for processing the rape kit backlog.

The US patent office canceled the Redskins trademark.

The American Prospect investigates the legal organization that is the force behind the Hobby Lobby case.

Chelsea Manning in the NYT on the military and media freedom.

Rachel Maddow reports on the new Louisiana bill that will likely close every clinic in the state, further gutting abortion access in the South.


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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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