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Un-fucking-believable. The Susan G. Komen Foundation teams up with oil drilling company Baker Hughes on some pink drill bits to “raise awareness” about breast cancer. Fracking exposes workers to high levels of many known carcinogens, such as benzene, which has been linked to–you guessed it–breast cancer.

Outlander and the female gaze.

#WhyBuffyStayed: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Riley, and the cycle of abuse.

A Texas frat loses its charter for displaying a “no means yes” sign at a party.

On the girl prison pipeline.

The Obama administration is delaying enforcing minimum-wage and overtime protections for the nation’s home-care workers, who are mostly low-income women of color.

How crisis pregnancy centers helped spread the myth of “post-abortion syndrome.”

Is this the golden age for women essayists?

Watch Laverne Cox and bell hooks discuss feminism and pop culture.

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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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