Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy belated birthday to the great Octavia Butler!

President Obama presented six ways he wants to help working parents at the summit yesterday.

Our own Katherine on Jane Doe, trans women, and the myth of the “perfect” victim.

And Alexandra was on a round table with Senators McCaskill and Blumenthal discussing  Title IX and the criminal justice system.

Boko Haram has reportedly kidnapped dozens more women and girls.

Iranian women watch the World Cup along side men as restaurants defy ban on showing the games.

All Things Considered is doing a series this summer on “what it means to be a man in America today.”

The House advanced a bill today that would give abortion coverage to Peace Corps volunteers who are raped during their service.

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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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