Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Hyde Amendment Edition

hyde amendment 1976-thumb-250x352-8410Today is the 38th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for abortion except in the cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening situations. Read about why it’s long past time to end this unjust provision that hurts low-income people, and how young people have been hitting the road to overturn it. Check out a couple great pieces on the Community blog today too.

On the dangers of the new Tennessee law that criminalizes drug use during pregnancy.

Pediatricians recommend long-term, super-effective, hard-to-mess-up birth control options like the IUD and implant for teens.

Putting Emma Sulkowicz’s “Carry That Weight” performance piece into feminist art history context.

The US had a universal child care program once, during WWII.

According to a HuffPo analysis, students found responsible for sexual assault on college campuses were expelled in 30 percent of cases and suspended in 47 percent of cases.


St. Paul, MN

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.

Read more about Maya

Join the Conversation